Originally posted by The Waukesha Freeman…
WAUKESHA — Catholic Memorial High School closed on the real estate purchase of Infinity Fields Baseball Park in Waukesha to expand the school’s campus footprint and facilities.
The park, W234-S3555 Les Paul Pkwy, adds an estimated 36 acres and a 51,000-square-foot indoor athletic facility to the high school’s footprint. The assets of the current outdoor space include six baseball diamonds, concession stand, and eight acres of the Miishkooki Wetlands. The indoor space, currently home to NX Level Sports Performance, consists of an athletic facility that includes full locker rooms and showers, a practice football turf field, a full-sized basketball court that can be used as two fullsized volleyball courts, a weight room space, and sand pits, batting, pitching and golf cages.
The expansion for Catholic Memorial aligns with the school’s strategic plan. One of the major objectives of the plan involved enhancing the student experience, and with 96% of the student body involved in at least one sport, all students will have the opportunity to benefit from the facility.
Science classes will have the opportunity to access the wetlands and ecological spaces for classes. The internship program at Catholic Memorial will also have the ability to expand into student involvement in facility operations and collaborations with organizations that currently lease the spaces.
“We are thrilled to take this step forward for Catholic Memorial,” Catholic Memorial President Donna Bembenek said.
The project will continue the focus on elevating and investing in education in the Waukesha community. With the help of the philanthropic community, CMH plans to begin improvements to the site including multi turf fields for various athletic teams such as softball, baseball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse and more.
The project has generated initial support from the community in anticipation of the close. CMH alumnus Tim Sullivan, ’71, kicked off the contributions with a lead gift of $1 million. Many other CMH families have also donated to support the project. CMH estimates the improvements will cost $3.5 million.