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Nov 14, 2022

The Cleveland Guardians Charities are creating a championship synthetic ballfield at Clark Field and will be named “Jose Ramirez Field” after the Cleveland Guardians’ third baseman.

The new turf playing area, which will be installed near the corner of West 11th Street and Clark Avenue.

The  ballfield improvements include the installation of drainage, aggregate base, and a synthetic turf system. New fencing, with wind screen and fence topper and mow strip below are planned.

New covered dugouts, bullpens, netted backstop, aluminum grandstands to accommodate 200 spectators, and a scoreboard featuring state-of-the-art LED will be installed. The Cleveland Guardians will contract for the improvements, expected to cost about $1.5 million, and then gift the improvements to the City, which council recently approved. 

The baseball and softball teams from Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School will play their home games at Jose Ramirez Field when it is complete.

Additionally, the Davey Tree Expert Company said they will plant new greenery at the field, including 30 trees that the Guardians will maintain. Ord. No. 856-2022.

Clark Field has seen a rebirth since the $5.5 million environmental cleanup of the property by the EPA. Cleveland Metropark is constructing a trail through the field. The ballfield is part of a nearly $3 million project to build the new park, will bring a state-of-the-art playscape for children of all abilities, a splash pad, dog park, sports fields and more.