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Louisville Slugger Sports Complex

Baseball teams and their fans are flocking to Peoria this spring and summer.

More than 5,000 hotel room stays are booked for teams playing at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex, according to executive director Dan Cunningham.

He says games are scheduled for April through July, including more than 400 teams from a dozen states.  

Construction of the complex was completed in December. The sports dome is expected to be complete in April.  

Neighbors oppose proposed Sports Complex

Jan 14, 2014
Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

Some of the would be neighbors of the proposed Louisville Slugger Sports Complex are concerned about the additional traffic, noise and light it would create. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports that was the message delivered at the public meeting on the proposed complex in the northern part of Peoria.

Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A proposed Peoria sports complex has the backing of a major sports merchandise company. Louisville Slugger is partnering with Peoria group, Corp 24, to build the facility that will include 10 outdoor synthetic-turf baseball and softball fields and a 125-thousand square foot dome. The complex will be built near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie.