Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Play Ball

 Officials celebrate reopening of remodeled Canton Sports Center

The Canton Sports Center, a popular sports destination for local softball/baseball leagues and national tournaments in the Metro Detroit area, is set to reopen for the season following significant renovations.  

  To celebrate the completion of $1.2 million in renovations, the Canton Sports Center will host “Light Up the Park,” a special opening-day event for its 2024 spring season on Wednesday, April 17. A grand re-opening ceremony, featuring Canton Supervisor Anne Marie Graham-Hudak and the elected officials of the Canton Board of Trustees, is slated to begin at 8 p.m., with public festivities scheduled from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. including: softball and baseball games, Kicker’s pizza party, glow party contests and DJ Royce. 

  The facility, located in Victory Park, was recently upgraded with a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system that will improve on-field lighting and visibility in its 12 softball fields, as well as reduce energy consumption and enhance the overall experience for players and spectators, officials said.

Additional renovations included the replacement of all concrete sidewalks surrounding the facility, with several sidewalks leading to the 12 softball fields. The remainder of these sidewalks as scheduled to be replaced in October.

  “The Canton Sports Center is an incredible asset to our community, as well as a high-demand sports destination,” said Greg Hohenberger, Canton Leisure Services director. “All of these renovations show that Canton Township is committed to recreation and to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in baseball, softball, cricket, lacrosse, flag football, and more.” 

  The Canton Sports Center, located at 46555 W. Michigan Ave. features a 12-diamond lighted softball/baseball operation with state-of-the-art facilities, as well as Kicker’s Bar & Grill. The sports complex annually plays host to several national tournaments that produce a significant economic impact to the area; at times generating over $1 million in revenue for area businesses, officials said

For additional information about the Canton Sports Center, visit, or call (734) 483-5600.