Proposed ball park gets perfect proponent

Larsen named honorary chair of sports complex campaign

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COEUR d'ALENE - Here's hoping perfection repeats itself.

New York Yankee pitching icon Don Larsen, the Hayden resident best remembered for tossing a perfect game in the 1956 World Series, agreed to be the honorary chair for the fundraising drive for a new baseball stadium in Coeur d'Alene.

"We are extremely pleased that Don has agreed to be the honorary chair for the fundraising campaign," said campaign chair and baseball supporter Ron Ouren in a prepared statement announcing the position. "He is truly a legend and has been an inspiration to young men and women for many years."

The stadium, pitched to go near Cherry Hill Park on 15th Street, would be a multi-sports complex, but would primarily host baseball games, the sport Larsen played professionally for 15 years.

Ballclubs the fundraising group hopes land at the stadium include American Legion, North Idaho College and possibly a collegiate summer league team. It could also be the host site for regional and state tournaments.

The approximate cost of the facility will be $2.5 million, which will be raised through private donations. Larsen, one of the region's bigger names since he moved here 18 years ago, viewed the conceptual drawings of the proposed stadium before agreeing to sit as honorary chairman.

The 800-seat facility, with artificial turf, would be used for baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse as well as an outdoor entertainment venue.

Fundraising campaign info: Ron Ouren, 660-0853 or Jim Faucher, 660-0571.

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