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NSA Hall of Fame: Kankakee River Road Sports Complex (2023)

CATEGORY: Park

YEAR INDUCTED: 2023

In 1998 the Kankakee River Road Sports Complex, in Kankakee, Illinois began sanctioning and operating their adult slow-pitch league under the NSA and thru 2023 the league teams remain sanctioned through NSA. The six (6) diamond facility has been host to many NSA qualifiers, over 60 – State tournaments, 7 –Regional tournaments, 12 – NITS, 10 – World Series events in both the slow-pitch and fast-pitch programs. 

From 1999 to 2016 River Road Sports Complex was recognized with the NSA Outstanding Complex Award. The complex has also been inducted into the Illinois Hall of Fame. River Road also named and dedicated field #1 for Gerry Gund, who prior to retirement was the Illinois State Slow-Pitch State Director.

On November 8, 2023 Kankakee River Road Sports Complex was inducted into the NSA-BPA Sports Hall of Fame in the Park/Complex Category as a member of the Class of 2023.