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Miracle at American Countryside

Craig Wallin says he'll build a baseball stadium at the former American Countryside site.
Posted on June 21, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 21, 2013 at 1:08 p.m.

ELKHART — The former American Countryside Farmers Market on C.R. 26 on the south side of Elkhart has been chosen as the site of a new baseball stadium, according to the owner of the planned team.

The stadium would house the Elkhart County Miracle of the independent professional Northern League.

Craig Wallin, Miracle owner and CCT Communications president, announced his plan for groundbreaking on the stadium site for 1 p.m. Friday, June 28.

The Miracle, the only team announced so far for the league, are scheduled to begin play in 2014.

According to a release from Wallin, the new stadium and adjacent complex is expected to be utilized for high school and college baseball games, community events, weddings, receptions and concerts.

Wallin previously tried to have the stadium near C.R. 17, but the Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals voted it down.




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