23 acres of land were donated to the city of Longview today. It was given by businessman Bill Lear to continue expanding the sports complex at Lear Park.
Right now, the park is home to a playground and several baseball fields. With the new land donation, the city will be able to build 8 more baseball fields.
Dr. Andy Mack who worked to get this land, says the donation will benefit the entire city. He says the current fields have already added $7 million dollars to Longview's economy.