WESTFIELD, IN — Grand Park has announced that Methodist
Sports Medicine will become the official sports medicine provider for the
campus, a sports destination developed by the City of Westfield that hosts
major sporting events and attracted nearly two million visits last year.
As part of the new partnership, all sporting events at Grand
Park will be staffed by medical personnel from Methodist Sports Medicine,
including athletic trainers and orthopedic physicians. Methodist Sports
Medicine is best known as the official team physicians for the Indianapolis
Colts, plus many other college, high school and professional teams throughout
In addition, Methodist Sports Medicine will establish a
permanent clinic for athletes and patients on the second floor of the Grand
Park Events Center. The 3,000-square-foot facility, set to open in Spring 2017,
will be staffed by athletic trainers, physical therapists and an orthopedic doctor.
It will have X-ray capability and sell durable medical equipment such as
crutches and braces.
"Grand Park attracts more than 750,000 visitors a year,
and ensuring their health and safety on and off the field is a top priority.
This partnership with Methodist Sports Medicine will not only maintain our
focus on safety, but offer our athletes top quality care while at Grand
Park," said Grand Park Executive Director William Knox.
Opened in 2014, Grand Park includes 400 acres of
championship-grade playing fields, including 26 baseball and softball diamonds,
31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football and lacrosse, as well as the Grand
Park Events Center with three full-size indoor soccer fields. The facility
attracted 1.9 million total visits in 2016, surpassing projections.
More than 300 sporting events were held at the campus last
year, highlighted by the Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament, for a total estimated
economic impact of $162.6 million.
"We are incredibly proud and humbled to have been
selected by Grand Park as their sole sports medicine providers. This is already
an important sports venue that will only continue to grow in its impact,"
said Dr. Mark Ritter, President of Methodist Sports Medicine. "The entire
team at Methodist Sports Medicine pledges to give athletes who compete at Grand
Park the highest level of medical care possible. And we're thrilled to launch a
permanent orthopedic clinic to serve tournament athletes and our patients in
the Westfield area."
"The city is excited to embark on a partnership with
Methodist Sports Medicine," Westfield Mayor Andy Cook said. "When the
citizens group envisioned Grand Park years ago, a quality sports medicine
partnership was always a part of that vision. We are excited that Methodist
Sports Medicine recognizes the need for high quality care for Grand Park