Teddy Ebersol’s Fields

The tragic death of a young baseball fan brought support to an ambitious plan – first proposed by the Esplanade Association – to fully restore the athletic fields at Charlesbank. With support from the governor, a public-private partnership was formed and set out to raise funds. The Solomon Foundation established the scope and managed the schematic design process. Worn out and muddy fields were replaced with a multipurpose athletic green with irrigation, fencing, lighting, and a scoreboard reminiscent of Fenway Park’s. Now hundreds of athletes each year – many of them young people enrolled in the local Hill House programs – now play on state-of-the-art athletic fields overlooking the river.

Timeline
DateMilestone
2005Partners planned, raised funds, and begin restoration
2006Fields completed and re-opened, maintained with funds from the partnership.

Project Details

Initiated:
  • 2005 Partners convened, raised funds, designed, and began field restoration
Solomon Investments
  • $31,000 
Partner Investments
  • Over $2,000,000
Key Partners
Consultant
  • Geller Sport, Inc.
Status
  • Fields are fully restored and maintained with funds from the partnership.
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