Lismore is aiming to bring Australian baseball into the international arena with todays announcement of $1 million in funding for the Albert Park Baseball Complex.
‘I am really excited to see this facility being upgraded,’ said Lismore Mayor, Isaac Smith.
‘We have international teams from Korea and Japan that are looking to come here for training a month at a time which will be of great benefit to local businesses.’
The grant is provided to Lismore City Council in partnership with Baseball Australia and Far North Coast Baseball under the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program for 2016-17. It is estimated that the Albert Park complex will generate $9 million annually for the local economy.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said ‘It is great that we are able to recognise today the strong role that baseball plays in Lismore. By investing $1 million into the Albert park complex we will attract even more National and International events.
Member for Lismore Thomas George said the project has enabled Baseball Australia to commit to hosting events, competitions and training camps for the next five years.
‘Albert Park will put Lismore on the world stage as home to Australia’s premier Base Ball Hub which will be a terrific draw card for visitors to the region,’ Mr George said.