Big League Dreams will hire 175 workers to staff the facilitiesat Freedom Park, which is at 850 N. Mojave Rd., according to thecity, which held job fairs for the new facilities at the park inDecember. The Big League Dreams complex is a part of the city'soverall $47.2 million plan to upgrade the 68-acre Freedom Park.

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In the spring, a new $5.3 million swimming pool is expected toopen at Freedom Park. There also are plans for two new soccerfields and to redo the park's walking trails.

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The city entered into its agreement with Big League Dreamsseveral years ago. The deal calls for the Chino-based firm tooperate the sports complex and take care of expenses at no cost tothe city, with the city and Big League Dreams sharing in theprofits from the complex.

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Big League Dreams is a developer and operator of amateurrecreational sports facilities in the country. Its ball parks arebaseball and softball fields that are designed and built asreplicas of famous, historic major league stadiums. Among thereplicas it has produced are Chicago's Wrigley Field, New York'sYankee Stadium, Boston's Fenway Park, the Polo Grounds, ForbesField, Ebbets Field, Tiger Stadium and Crosley Field.

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