Gilbert, Ariz. - Gilbert is excited to announce that the sports facility at Elliot District Park will reopen on February 9, 2019, with a new name – Cactus Yards. The facility is currently undergoing renovations which will include a fresh look and new partnerships.
“We are excited to not only reopen this facility in 2019 but to be able to give it a new look and name,” said Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels. “We’ve worked hard to ensure that this facility is in premier condition and that we get the right partners on board so that Cactus Yards is a place where Gilbert residents can proudly play and visitors from all over can enjoy.”
As part of the renovations, Gilbert is thrilled to partner with the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation to enhance Diamondbacks Field, one of the eight replica fields, with a newly redesigned scoreboard showing homage to the Arizona home team.
“The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation is proud to partner with the town of Gilbert on this incredible facility that will impact the youth of Arizona for years to come,” said Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall. “Young athletes from around the state will come to Cactus Yards and when they look around the field, they will share the same pride that their favorite D-backs players have while representing their hometown team."
In addition to the facility enhancements being completed, Gilbert is pleased to be working with Craft Culinary Concepts to bring a unique culinary experience, entertainment, catering and special events capabilities to Cactus Yards.
“Craft Culinary Concepts is pleased to be selected as the food and beverage provider for Cactus Yards,” said Reggie Davis, Senior Vice President of Craft Culinary Concepts. “We look forward to partnering with Gilbert to provide an exciting new local gathering spot for Gilbert residents and sports teams!”
Gilbert Parks and Recreation is currently booking tournaments for 2019 and will begin league registration in December. Save the date, as Gilbert will be hosting an event on February 9, 2019, to commemorate opening day. Event details will be available in the coming months.
To learn more about the new Cactus Yards, visit www.gilbertaz.gov/CactusYards.