Those who visit the Fieldhouse Sports and Wellness Center are sure to notice some changes.
Where tennis courts once stood is now a multi-purpose surface that Fieldhouse CEO Mick Amicone hopes the entire community can enjoy.
"This houses a lot of different things," Amicone said. "Obviously, folks who have been around for the last 30 years know that it was a tennis center, and obviously it’s going to be an indoor baseball (little league), and softball for girls and boys. It’s got a full size high school and college baseball infield. It’s going to be used for lacrosse. We’ve got four basketball courts set up for power chair basketball, power chair rugby, and power chair soccer."
Amicone said the surface will reach beyond the Fieldhouse’s 4,000 membership base to be able to be used by area teams and church groups when the weather doesn’t permit playing outside. Because of the unique surface, the facility can also accommodate those with special needs by being able to offer adaptive sports with power chairs and hand crank bikes.
"It’s just awesome to be able to accommodate the whole population and not just certain groups and not segment people–to just be able to have anyone come out and play as much as they want," said Matt Amicone, a trainer at the facility.
An archery range is also part of the addition. The field is being named in honor of Celine Wyatt and Mike Riley.