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Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields


Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields

The Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields project was developed by a new civic and philanthropic partnership of three non-profit groups – The Red Sox Foundation, Hill House, and The Esplanade Association,- in cooperation with then Governor Mitt Romney, The Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Inspired by a founding gift from Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner, the fields are named after an avid young Red Sox fan, Teddy Ebersol, who died tragically in a plane crash. The fields stand in honor of Teddy’s memory, as well as all Red Sox fans who were taken from us too soon. The goal is developing these fields was to restore the well-used, well-worn and much-loved youth athletic fields on Boston’s famed Esplanade. The project has transformed these damaged, uneven and often flooded ball fields to include two baseball/softball diamonds,  a youth baseball diamond, a t-ball diamond, up to five youth soccer fields and a regulation-sized soccer field. Through the support of hundreds of donors who providing millions in private donations, we not only rebuilt the fields,  but added a much needed drainage and irrigation systems as well as dugouts for softball and baseball, and lighting, so adult and youth groups no longer have to compete for limited daylight hours of play.

As in all state parks, permitting for use of the field is controlled by the state Dept of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), so we wanted to be sure anyone seeking playing space for youth soccer, softball and baseball, knows about this marvelous recreation area. For information on obtaining a permit to use the field, please contact the Department of Conservation by calling 617-626-1250 or by visiting via website.

We are very grateful to the many donors, large and small, who made this “field of dreams” a reality. We also welcome additional tax deductible donations towards the field maintenance endowment.

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