February 20, 2019
VICKSBURG, MS … Power management company Eaton today announced that Sports Force Parks, a national operator of youth tournament facilities, has installed outdoor and sports lighting solutions from Eaton to illuminate the playing fields, parking lots and pedestrian walkways at its new Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Many LED fixtures used on the project, including Ephesus, Invue Arbor and McGraw-Edison Galleon products, were manufactured less than 10 miles away at Eaton’s facility in Vicksburg.
“Eaton’s outdoor lighting offerings have helped illuminate nearly every area of our facility. In particular, the Ephesus sports lighting solution was the right choice for our fields due to its quality, reliability and innovative capabilities,” said Brian Storm, President & CEO of Sports Force Parks. “We wanted to engage the Vicksburg community as much as we could on this project, so having the majority of lighting in the park made right in Vicksburg is a perfect fit.”
The 55-acre complex, scheduled to open in Spring 2019, will feature 10 baseball/softball fields and seven full-size soccer/multi-sport fields. The park will also include high-quality concessions, retail and entertainment attractions. Eaton’s Ephesus LED sports lighting will illuminate six of the baseball/softball fields and four of the soccer/multi-sport fields. Eaton’s Invue Arbor, Galleon, CrossTour and Prevail solutions will provide the LED lighting for all common areas of the park, including the parking lot, pedestrian walkways, concession stands and miniature golf course.
“The new sports complex will be a major game-changer for Vicksburg. It is a vital component for tourism and economic development for our community. It will be state of the art and the first of its kind in the state of Mississippi. We hope to bring in teams and their families from all over the region and nation to compete in a first-class and high-quality facility,” said George Flaggs, mayor of Vicksburg.
“We take great pride in all of the lighting products we make here in Vicksburg, and our team is excited to see their work installed just down the road for the enjoyment of the entire community,” said Becky Rainer, manager, Industry and Government Relations, Lighting division - Eaton. “We thank Sports Force and the City of Vicksburg for making us a part of this beneficial community initiative.”
To learn more about Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi, visit www.sfpvicksburg.com. To learn more about Eaton’s outdoor lighting solutions, visit www.eaton.com/lighting.
Eaton manufactures its Ephesus line of high-output solid-state sports lighting solutions for a broad range of applications, from municipal ballfields to indoor and outdoor professional venues. These innovative advanced lighting solutions create brighter, more vibrant and sustainable environments. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/ephesus.
Eaton delivers an industry-leading portfolio of innovative lighting solutions for connected buildings, homes and communities, including reliable indoor and outdoor smart lighting and control solutions specifically designed to simplify and personalize lighting for consumers, help solve complex business challenges and leverage data insights to meet customers’ unique needs. Eaton lighting solutions serve a wide range of customers, including architects, engineers, facility managers, municipal leaders, electrical distributors, and contractors in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 99,000 people worldwide, and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.
About Sports Force Parks
Sports Force Parks operates exceptional youth tournament facilities that provide athletes and their families with a thrilling tournament experience from start to finish. “SPORTS. FAMILY. FUN.” is incorporated into every amenity, so that families can make lifelong memories together through sport. Sports Force Parks operates Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky, Ohio; Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi in Vicksburg, Miss., is scheduled to open in Spring 2019. Sports Force Parks is part of the Sports Fields Inc. family of companies, which also includes FIELDS, FIELDS Maintenance and The Sports Force. Learn more at www.sportsforceparks.com.
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