Construction began in October 2022, and the official opening was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 4.
Designed by Kimley-Horn and constructed by Sports Field Solutions, the new synthetic turf pitch is 96 feet by 12 feet, with an outfield radius of 200 feet. After the opening, the pitch will be available for adult and youth cricket activities offered through the Coppell YMCA. The pitch is open to community cricket enthusiasts on a first-come, first-served basis when not in use by the YMCA, and when nearby baseball and softball practice fields are not in use by Coppell Youth Sports Associations.
“This cricket field has been many years in the making and we are very excited to finally have a home for this globally popular sport in Coppell,” remarked Jessica Carpenter Director of Coppell Community Experiences. “We appreciate our wonderful partners at the YMCA for organizing great programs so that our young players can learn fundamental skills and develop a love for the game.”
Wagon Wheel Park is approximately 153 acres and features sports amenities including four baseball diamonds as well as soccer game and practice fields. The park is also home to Wagon Wheel Tennis and Pickleball Center, the Biodiversity Education Center and Coppell Nature Park, and can be accessed from Freeport Parkway. The Field 6 Practice Fields are located in the northwest corner of the park. Baseball practice fields, batting cages, and the new cricket pitch are located at Field 6. Parking for Field 6 is located at 1001 Northpoint Drive. It is also accessible via trail from Wagon Wheel Park.