The Mission

The Kalida Baseball Association is a 501c3 dedicated to the advancement of baseball at all levels in Kalida, all while teaching valuable lessons in responsibility, sportsmanship, work ethic, and teamwork in order to build strong individuals and valuable members of the community.




Major renovations to the playing surface will be completed, with the following features added/upgrades:

  • The existing playing surface, both the infield and outfield, will be excavated and entirely removed.

  • The outfield will be a new natural grass playing surface. It will be professionally installed with an irrigation system and proper drainage.

  • The infield will be synthetic turf with a rubber infill and base. This comes with a 12-year warranty and is projected to last 15-20 years.

  • There is a smooth, safe transition from the turf infield to the outfield grass.

  • The playing surface is projected to be complete and ready for the spring 2022 baseball season.



Major renovations to the grandstands will be completed, with the following features added/upgrades:

  • The existing metal roof, siding, wood bleacher seats and wood walls will be removed. The existing columns, rafters and components that create the historic form will remain.

  • Once the outer surface is removed, the entire structural core will be examined, secured and preserved.

  • The concession space will increase by 3 feet. New walls forming the concession stand will be built along with all new finishes. A new sink, countertops and storage along with a new refrigerator will be installed.

  • An aluminum bleacher system will be custom fabricated and installed in place of the aging, rotting wood seating. The risers and seats will be dark green to maintain the historic appearance.

  • A new burgundy standing seam metal roof will be installed along

  • New nylon netting to protect fans and keep birds and other rodents out.

  • New architectural white siding and brick exterior façade.

  • New brick back stop.

  • Updated restrooms.

  • New observation deck behind home plate.


PHASE 2 (continued)

Major renovations to the site itself will be completed, with the following features added/upgrades:

  • New concrete parking lot.

  • Concrete fan zone with new flag poles.

  • New landscaping.

  • Place making Wildcat Statue and walk paths with outdoor exhibits telling the history of the Holy Name Ballpark.

  • Historic street lights to match the rest of the village.

  • New turf bullpen.


“It’s marvelous to think a small community like Kalida could build a park like this.”

– Hank Gowdy
Former Major League Player, Manager, and Scout