Youth and Family Focused
Each year, thousands of 6- to 19-year-olds
will use Champion Ridge’s facilities. Add in adults and
families and usage could top tens of thousands.
Huge Economic Impact
The Ridge’s economic impact for
Bremer County provides over $1,000,000 every year. Over the
next decade, The Ridge will inject tens of millions into the
Improved Traffic Safety and Reduced Noise
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 – and reduces noise in a residential neighborhood.
New cultural events and sports shows,
RV camping, an ice rink, a bigger Fair and more large-scale
ball tournaments, and youth-centered clinics make Champions
Ridge a convenient regional hub.
Permanent Home... With Room to Grow!
The Fair, adult softball, and youth baseball
share under-sized and over-utilized facilities in a 19-acre
Waverly city park featuring the city pool, skate park, four
picnic shelters, a large play unit, three ball diamonds plus
the Fair buildings. Also, kids play on a 3-diamond facility
on the AMVETS property. Both locations flooded in 2008 and
neither site has any room for growth.