West Valley College Announces Grand Opening of Valhalla Park

Valhalla Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saratoga, CA – West Valley College is proud to announce the Grand Opening of its new state-of-the-art baseball complex, Valhalla Park.

This modern facility boasts a world-class playing field, training spaces, and spectator amenities, providing a premier environment for athletic competition and community engagement.

"Valhalla Park represents the District’s commitment to building facilities that not only exceed NCAA standards but elevate our ability to engage with the local community,” says Bradley Davis, Chancellor of the West Valley-Mission Community College District. “With the latest advancements in sports technology and community-oriented facilities, Valhalla Park heralds a new chapter for our athletics program and our collaboration with the local and collegiate sports community.”

Nestled in the town of Saratoga, Valhalla Park features a captivating tree-lined outfield that adds natural beauty to the stadium’s sleek, contemporary design. A testament to innovation, the Park features a cutting-edge scoreboard, MLB-quality locker rooms, as well as seating for over 500 spectators.

"Valhalla Park is among the finest collegiate baseball facilities on the West Coast,” says John Vlahos, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for the West Valley-Mission Community College District. “No stone was left unturned in the development of this project, and our student athletes will benefit from cutting-edge technologies throughout. We appreciate the support of our community, which helped turn this dream into reality. Valhalla Park truly is heaven for our Viking student-athletes.”

This facility continues the physical transformation of West Valley College in alignment with the District’s Facilities Master Plan

Funded by local taxpayers through the passage of Measure W, Valhalla Park represents the community's investment in modernizing district facilities by completely reimagining the former complex, which had seen no major renovations since being built in the 1970s.

“Athletics plays a pivotal role on campus, and our student-athletes and the faculty and staff that support them are dedicated to excellence—putting in the work to support students in their academic life and in training hard to be the best they can in their respective sport. We’re proud that our students can display the results of their efforts and the West Valley Viking spirit at Valhalla Park,” says West Valley College President Dr. Jennifer Taylor Mendoza.

The Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting ceremony will be Friday, January 26, 2024, at 1:30 p.m., followed by the season-opening game between the Vikings and the American River College Beavers starting at 2 p.m. The Complex is located at West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave Saratoga, CA 95070.

To learn more about West Valley College Athletics, please visit athletics.westvalley.edu.

Valhalla Park

Cade Story-Yetto

Chief of Staff, Chancellor’s Office

Cade.story-yetto@wvm.edu


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Last Updated 1/24/24