Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Canton Sports Center celebrates $1,2 million renovation

Canton Township Supervisor Anne Marie Graham-Hudak, along with the Canton Township Board of Trustees and other dignitaries, celebrated the grand reopening of the Canton Sports Center following completion of a $1.2 million renovation project at the facility. Upgrades made to the sports center include the installation of a new state-of-the-art MUSCO sports LED lighting system that will improve on-field lighting and visibility in all 12 softball fields, reduce energy consumption, and enhance the overall experience for players and spectators, officials said.

Additional improvements include the replacement of much of the concrete sidewalks surrounding the facility, as well as the replacement and expansion of asphalt paths leading up to the 12 softball fields. These renovations follow the improvements made to the inside of the Canton Sports Center facility, that include a dining area makeover to Kicker’s Bar & Grill, a full-service restaurant located inside the building.  These improvements include an updated look with a new paint color scheme, booth cushion replacements, and the installation of all new windows, according to township officials.

“One of the many goals of this project was to deliver superior upgrades to this premier sports complex that will provide an improved experience for everyone who visits,” said Greg Hohenberger, director of Canton Leisure Services.  “In addition, it’s important to increase energy efficiency, as well as minimize the amount of light cast and reduce night sky pollution, which this new sports LED lighting system should accomplish.”

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 complex annually plays host to several national tournaments that produce a significant economic impact to the area; at times generating more than $1 million in revenue for area businesses, officials noted.

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