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?'”
The closest Miracle Fields to our region can be found in Chattanooga and Roanoke.
For more information, go to Visit Kingsport’s website.