Closure Information

September 11, 2017
Gilbert, Arizona – Big League Dreams (BLD) has released a Structural Engineering Report, which confirms that all eight fields at the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Gilbert, Arizona are in good structural condition. Caruso Turley Scott’s principal Paul Scott PE, SE has concluded that the grandstands “pose no immediate risk to the public and are safe to be used by the public.”
“This study should convince the Gilbert Town Council to conduct repairs on a rotational basis and reconsider their position of padlocking the Park,” says BLD spokesman Chuck Jelloian.
BLD has elected to conduct full scale load-bearing tests on 11 grandstand columns at their expense. “This report refutes past claims the Town has made regarding alleged unsafe conditions of the facility,” Jelloian says.
Gilbert abruptly closed the Park for repairs on July 7. BLD has attempted numerous times to meet with Town officials in an effort to keep the fields open while repairs are being made, but these efforts have yet to be successful. To date, 87 employees have been laid off.
Throughout the United States BLD enjoys an excellent reputation and intends to do everything in its power to protect its brand. The Gilbert Park has hundreds of supporters from the public, including family members, teams, vendors, and sponsors. BLD’s management is committed to passing along important and factual information to Gilbert’s residents, policymakers and 300,000 annual visitors.
The complete engineering report is available for viewing below.