Breda Baseball Stadium Lights Fundraising Underway

Breda Baseball Stadium Lights Fundraising Underway

Breda, IA (August 21, 2023) – To quote the famous line from the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” The popular movie, which was filmed in Dyersville, Iowa has inspired baseball fans of all ages since its debut in 1989. Some of that inspiration may have found its way to Breda, Iowa, as the small west-central Iowa community is currently raising funds to upgrade the stadium lights at Memorial Park. 

The Memorial Park Grandstand has been a hailed landmark in Breda since it was originally built circa-1946. New overhead lights and poles are one of the restoration projects planned for the ball diamond and the project is estimated to cost $300,000. Future projects may include replacing wooden beams as well as installing a new roof. 

Residents have taken up the cause to help raise funds for the new stadium lights. Recently, RAGBRAI made a stop in Breda and local businesses and organizations provided opportunities to generate additional revenue from the passersby. 

“We’re proud to have Memorial Park in Breda,” says Breda Savings Bank Vice President Brian Koster. “This fundraiser is a wonderful opportunity for our community to rally together, and the new stadium lights will enhance all ball games and events that take place there.”

Breda, Iowa will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2027 and hopes to complete the stadium lights project by that milestone. While the ball field is generally used for youth baseball and softball leagues, the community plans to host larger events, semi-pro leagues, and state tournaments once the new poles and lights are in place. 

Those who are interested in donating toward the stadium lights project, or volunteering at future fundraisers, are urged to contact Rhonda Martin at 712-673-2660.