PHASE ONE

[divider] CONSTRUCTION OF THREE NEW FIELDS WITH DUGOUTS & LIGHTING [divider]   Budget: $500,000 July-December 2017   The initial phase of rebuilding Parkhurst will only affect the existing Senior Field and the

PHASE TWO

    [divider] NEW GRANDSTAND, PREMIER FIELD & CONCESSION STAND [divider]   Construction of New Grandstands, the Premier Field and Concession Stand The largest construction on Parkhurst Field involves the front of the facility

PHASE THREE

[divider] FOUR NEW BATTING CAGES, PARKING LOTS, AND LANDSCAPING [divider] Four batting cages with screens and fencing will be constructed. Additionally, parking lots will be created off Industrial Parkway. Signage,

Grant Sought to restore Parkhurst Field

By KERRY MINOR The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE – Parkhurst Field is going after a state Consolidated Funding Application to help realize a goal of transforming the Little League field into a

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Table 1 shows that each tournament alone attracts 445 men, women and children. These tournaments cater to “travel” teams, and indeed the majority of participants and families do travel from outside of the Fulton County area to attend.

Youth Sports’ Events<br>as an Economic Driver

The following analysis and information is based on the findings in the research study “The Impact of Youth Sports on a Regional Economy” and used with permission from Sherwood B. Smith, President, , Avenue ISR.Avenue ISR is a business strategy and research consulting firm serving an international client base from Traverse City, Michigan. Avenue ISR has conducted consulting engagements for multi-national corporations as well as regional businesses, governments and NGOs.

Table 2 shows that more than 80 percent of attendees travel from outside the area to attend the tournaments. With 91.2 percent of all attendees traveling from outside of the Fulton County area and 81.4 percent traveling from outside the Capital District region, this would mean that these tournaments over a 9 week span (first week of July through Labor Day) bring 4000 people to the Fulton County area, all but 744 of whom are from outside the Capital Region.

Youth athletes and their families do more than merely attend the tournaments. They stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, purchase gas and groceries, shop for souvenirs and pay for entertainment. The involvement of grandparents and younger siblings ensures that there is an appetite for a variety of different visitor experiences.

[divider]Fulton County, NY and Gloversville specifically has a newfound economic development diamond in Parkhurst Field. The Parkhurst Field Foundation has launched plans to develop Parkhurst Field into a destination for Little League and travel

Beyond accommodations, the economic impact of these tournaments is spread across several business segments. Table 4 shows that the majority of attending families purchase restaurant meals, gasoline, groceries and other retail products.

Table 5 shows that of those attendees who have visited the area in the past, 59 percent indicate that they have returned to the area for an overnight visit/vacation because of their experiences

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 2015 Benchmarking Report, when measuring the direct, indirect, and induced impact, the Travel & Tourism sector supported 13.7 million jobs or 9.3% of total employment in

Jim Walsh Jersey Donated

One great local player was James Walsh, who pitched for the Twin Cities, Knox Gelatines, Buckskins and All Johnstown teams and whose original uniform graces our museum.

This letter, dated 2-11-1910, is from Manager Eggens to Robert M. Colt of F.J &G Railroad and future member of the board of the Industrial League, thanking him for securing the use of J&G Park for the upcoming season.

Howard J. Earl (February 27, 1869 – December 22, 1916) was a Major League Baseball outfielder.

The Boston (Red Sox) Americans came to town, it is believed, because of a significant local connection… Myron Frederick “Moose” Grimshaw was a right fielder in who played from 1905 through 1907

Joe Birmingham played for the JAGS in 1906 and then went on to play for the Cleveland Naps

Originally Known as A.J.&G. (Amsterdam, Johnstown & Gloversville) Park, the local railroad company, F,J&G, built the park as a tourist attraction and stop on the railroad. This article dated 7/12/1906 promotes the grand opening of the new

The A., J. & G. baseball team is to have handsome new  uniforms this season. Charles D. White, representing Spaulding & Co. of Chicago, was in Gloversville yesterday, when President Button of

Here is the complete schedule of the NYS League for 1906, the inaugural year of A.J.&G. (Amsterdam, Johnstown & Gloversville) Park.  

  NEW BASEBALL GROUNDS. –Diamond Will Be Laid Out so Sun Will Not be in Players Eyes “It is stated in connection with the new ball grounds that it is the intention

NEW CLUB HOUSE FOR A. J. & G. TEAM. – PLANS FOR THE STRUCTURE PREPARED BY LOCAL ARCHITECT. – Will Furnish Comfortable and Commodious Quarters for the Men – Will

The A.J.&G. Baseball Club enjoyed early success when they won the NYS League pennant in 1905, decided on the last day of the season, when they beat Utica twice while Wilkes-Barre lost to Scranton.

The A.J.&G. Baseball Club were champions in 1905 and boasted a great lineup full of stars in their inaugural season in their new Park. Howard J. Earl (February 27, 1869 – December