By Mike DeNardo

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – Camden is getting some big-league help to build two baseball fields for kids in the Cramer hill section.

Construction is underway on two new Little League fields – one with lights, one without – at the $90 million Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center being built in Camden.

Major League Baseball and the Major League Players Association gave $65,000 to create the fields, says center administrator Salvation Army Major Paul Cain.

(Picture of the old Cramer Hill field. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

(Picture of the old Cramer Hill field. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

“Right now we have just in this neighborhood, the Cramer Hill Little League has 400 baseball players and two fields that they have to play on and a lot of times those are underwater. So this’ll be a big addition to the community,” he explains.

The fields and community center are being built on the site of the former Harrison Avenue landfill. They’re expected to open next year.

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