Kingsport leaders break ground on Miracle Field complex

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)- Kingsport city leaders broke ground on a long-awaited project Thursday morning.

Work will soon begin to create Kingsport’s own Miracle League Field, a place where children and adults with special needs can come together and enjoy the game of baseball.

The new $2.6 million facility will be located at Brickyard Park and a special rubberized field will allow children and adults of all abilities to play baseball.

This complex will also feature an all-accessible playground.

Visit Kingsport executive director Jud Teague says creating a Miracle League field where his son Nicholas could play has been his dream for the past five years.

“Our son with down syndrome was a huge motivation to have a facility like this,” Teague said. “And as we traveled around the county we saw a lot of cities that had facilities with all-accessible playgrounds and fields. So I said, ‘Why not our community?'”

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The closest Miracle Fields to our region can be found in Chattanooga and Roanoke. 

For more information, go to Visit Kingsport’s website.

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Posted by WJHL on Thursday, October 3, 2019

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