THE BOZEMAN SPORTS PARK
In 1997, Bozeman had 300 registered youth soccer players – Since then, the number of registered soccer and lacrosse players has increased ten-fold. Today, over 4,000 youth and adult players participate in soccer and lacrosse leagues. Hundreds more participate in rugby, ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and other field sports. Yet, no public fields have been added in nearly twenty years. This park is our chance to change that.
Together with inspired donors and community partners, the Bozeman Sports Parks Foundation has raised more than $1.7 million in private support to fund the project’s initial phase. Coupled with public bond money, this has allowed for the installation of four grass fields, two artificial turf fields (to be completed this Spring), a concession building, playground, as well as all major infrastructure, a north boundary parking lot and restroom facilities.
The Bozeman Sports Park opened its first four grass fields to the public on April 13 and have had a swarm of activity since then, as our schedule is jam-packed with lacrosse, soccer, ultimate frisbee, YMCA sports camps and more. With more than 4,000 youth and adult users anticipated this season, we expect to provide more than 168,000 hours of play this year alone.
The Foundation is committed to continuing to develop field opportunities to support the growing participation in these sports here in the Gallatin Valley. We are proud to be building the region's premier field sports complex and community park that is expected to generate $6.2 million in annual economic impact. Together with the City of Bozeman, The Bozeman Sports Park Foundation is working hard to bring stakeholders together to create this premium facility for all to enjoy.
We hope you'll consider supporting our vision, and invest in the future of Gallatin Valley.