At the September 13th council meeting the Rockford Area Athletic Association (RAAA) presented a deal that the city council could not turn down. The city is in the beginning stages of designing a new park in the Parkwood neighborhood. RAAA saw this as an opportunity for development of a new baseball field, which is needed as the program continues to grow. RAAA presented their plans to the city coucnil and stated that through grants, donations and volunteers that they are willing to develop the baseball field for the city in the Parkwood Park. The city council gave their approval to the concept plan contingent upon approval of an agreement between RAAA and the City.