David Allen Memorial Ballpark, Enid’s field of dreams, has become a reality.“We have a facility that every young man will be proud to play in’ said Enid High School athletic director Bill Mayberry. ‘And one that fans will be proud to come watch a game in’.Mayberry and local businessmen Todd Humphrey began investigating the feasiblity of the new ballpark. Land in the downtown area was identified as a possible site.Initial plans to build the ballpark began on October 1, 1996 when Mayberry, Humphrey and city officals met to discuss Trinity’s offer to sell the property.

Fund-raisers were held to identify donors, but the project really took off when Mayberry and Humphrey were contacted by the Allen family.Paul and Joan Allen were interested in underwriting the construction of the ballpark as a memorial to thier son David, a former Enid High and American Legion baseball player.The ballpark committee made the announcement of the Allen family’s involvement in September of 1997.The committee got approval by the city council to proceed on the plans for the new project, which was originally called Grand Avenue Ballpark.



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