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Champions Ridge

The Bremer County Fair Board Association is excited to be a part of Champion's Ridge. This facility will give us a permanent home with room to grow. The Ball Diamond groups involved are a fantastic partner because we're all focused on developing a facility for positive experiences for our youth.

What is Champion's Ridge?

Youth activities, economic growth and recreational activity have found a new home! This collaborative effort spearheaded by the Bremer County Fair Board and Waverly ball groups blends the best of what country living and city life have to offer: Providing a permanent home for youth-based activities and events plus making a positive difference in the lives of our youth and families, across Bremer county and beyond.

It Benefits You!

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.
Future Growth:
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.

Phase 1 Plan

• Four multi-use ball diamonds with

clay infields, portable fences and stadium lighting
• Concession stand plus diamond equipment
• Seven Fairgrounds buildings include 4-H Building,
Show Ring plus barns for beef, dairy, sheep, horse and
• All grading, water, sewer, electrical, gas and phone
systems for Phase 1
• The main access street and retention pond
• Safe Highway 3 interchange
• Signs and parking
• Purchase of initial 79 acres with an option for the
remaining acres (142-acre property)

KWWL TV Interview 1/11/17

Future Master Site Plan

A master site plan will guide growth for years to come. Champions Ridge can accommodate 12 multi-purpose ball diamonds, a covered grandstands, RV camping, an expanding fairgrounds and plenty of parking. This year-round facility creates a beautiful, functional, economic, social and cultural hub for community and county youth-focused activities.


If you would like to donate to help make Champions Ridge a reality please contact the Champions Ridge board by:

PO Box 29, Waverly, IA 50677

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