FREMONT – Fremont’s premier indoor baseball, softball, and multi-use sports facility, held a Chamber ribbon cutting event Friday morning. The Pad more than doubled in size when they moved to 1520 Railroad street in January.
The Pad is an indoor sports training facility with an emphasis on baseball and softball. The new 12,000 square foot facility is lined with batting cages and other training spaces, like an indoor turf field for soccer and other field practices, to be used by youth sports teams and families. Eleven investors started this venture more than four years ago, when they first opened in a 6,000 square foot space, just east of Old Highway 275 and Highway 6.
First opened as a commercial venture, The Pad is now a nonprofit organization, hoping to grow through community involvement. At this morning’s ribbon cutting, Scott Meister, president of Pinnacle Bank, surprised The Pad with a donation of $25,000. Meister recognized The Pad’s continued efforts to keep Fremont area youth and their families involved in extra-curricular activities as an important contribution to Fremont.
Mayor Scott Getzschman threw out a ceremonial “first pitch” just before the ribbon was cut on the new facility.