The City of Mansfield begins sole control and responsibility for all Big League Dreams Mansfield park operations beginning Friday, December 1, 2023.
Mansfield City Council voted unanimously on September 11 to terminate the maintenance and operating agreement with Big League Dreams Mansfield, Inc. (BLD) due to a failure to comply with all terms of the agreement. In addition to the failure of BLD to comply with the agreement’s terms, the City received continuous communications from citizens regarding the condition of the facility. The Council and City recognize our commitment to provide our citizens and visitors with remarkable experiences and the facility, in its current condition, no longer aligned with that vision. The sports park, located at 500 Heritage Parkway S., opened in 2008 through a public-private partnership where the City of Mansfield owned the property and BLD operated and maintained the facilities.
The park features eight ball fields, an indoor pavilion, two sports club restaurants, batting cages, a playground, and pro shop. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department has begun assessing the facility to determine its full condition.
All or part of the park will likely be closed in the coming months for a full facility feasibility assessment. The City of Mansfield is allowing the current leagues and tournaments to finish their seasons at the facility through November. Organizations or players with questions about in-progress leagues and tournaments should direct any questions to BLD staff at (817) 539-0700 or email@example.com.
The City has made no determination regarding future operations, management and maintenance of Big League Dreams Mansfield. Those conversations will be ongoing as staff completes the full assessment. Any repair or operational contracts for the facility will follow the standard bidding process, which will be announced and handled via traditional formats.
For more information about the future of Big League Dreams Mansfield and this evaluation process, please contact Matt Young, Executive Director of Community Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.