Youth and Family Focused:
Each year thousands of children, adults, and families will use the Champions Ridge's facilities.
Huge Economic Impact:
The ridge's economic impact for Bremer county provides over $1,000,000 every year. Using conservative growth plans over the next decade, The Ridge will prove itself an incredible revenue-generating engine by injecting tens of millions into the local economy.
Improved Traffic Safety:
During ball tournaments and the Bremer County Fair everyone (youth, participants, parents, spectators) faces increased pedestrian and vehicle risk at the present 4th Avenue location in Waverly. A new facility removes bottlenecks and hazards.
New cultural events and sports shows, RV camping, an ice rink, a bigger fair, and more large ball tournaments (for young and not so young), and youth-centered clinics make Champions Ridge a convenient regional hub.
Permanent Home... With Room to Grow!
Currently, three ball groups and the Bremer County Fair Association occupy under-sized and over-utilized facilities in Waverly. The Fair, adult softball, and youth baseball share a 19-acre city park featuring the city pool, skate park, four picnic shelters, a large play unit, three ball dimonds plus the fair buldings. Also, they play on a 3-diamond facility on the AMVETS property. Both locaations flooded in 2008 and neither site has any room for growth or flexibility.