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Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex will be enhanced to host NCAA Power 5 collegiate softball

Leesburg’s Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex will be enhanced to host NCAA Power 5 collegiate softball.

The complex, which opened in 2003, is a community facility with four adult softball fields, two fast pitch softball fields, two Babe Ruth baseball fields and multipurpose fields.

The complex was constructed in 2003 with its primary purpose to serve as a community park for youth and adult sport leagues and activities.

The City of Leesburg now desires to make improvements to the complex that will allow it to continue to be used for recreation leagues; but also be at a level to attract other organizations. The goal is to enhance the facility to a level fit for NCAA Power 5 collegiate softball.

An overview of the improvements envisioned for the Sleepy Hollow Complex
An overview of the improvements envisioned for the Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex.

The complex will be uniquely designed to address the needs of premiere softball/baseball events. The city’s desire is to elevate the facility to a level that is expected for top tier events.

Anticipated upgrades include expanded private dugouts, video scoreboards, one 500-seat stadium with press box, one 350-seat stadium with press box, restrooms, showers, renovation of score tower, shade, asphalt, broadband infrastructure, and other enhanced aesthetic features. Also, to be included is the addition of two fast-pitch softball fields in the current multipurpose field location.

The city anticipates the construction of the improvements will be a multi-year phased project.

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