Parks & Grounds
The Blue Ash Sports Center (11540 Grooms Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242) was formally opened in In May 1987. Today, the Center is a premier 37-acre facility, comprised of 11 baseball and two soccer fields (nearly half of which are lit for evening play).
Reconstructed for advanced level baseball, the Crosley Field restoration project was formally dedicated to the "Youth of Baseball" in July of 1988.
Crosley Field was reconstructed by using the blueprints from the original stadium, including the same field dimensions, grass infield, the infamous outfield terrace, and the same dimensions, height, and angles of the outfield wall. To add to the authenticity of the reconstruction project, the 400+ seat stands on the 3rd baseline comprise of the original stadium seating from Crosley Field.
The scoreboard was reconstructed to simulate the original scoreboard from Crosley when the "last pitch" was thrown on June 24, 1970. No detail was left out in the reconstruction process, including the original sponsors of the Reds and the scores from around the league at that time (see left).