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Welcome to the new home page of Northern Lights Little League! Serving the Thornton Community since 1966!

Little League Baseball started in the Thornton/Northglenn area in the early 60's. As the cities grew, so did the need for more fields. In 1965 land owner Walt Stonehocker sold 255 acres of farmland located at 112th and York Street to the City of Northglenn with one stipulation; that Northern Lights Little League (NLLL) received 25.25 acres of that land for the development of a 9 field baseball complex for the cost of $1 per year for a 40 year period starting on January 1, 1968 through January 1, 2008. In 1966, Northern Lights Little League Inc. became its own entity and serviced the children east of I-25, 50% were from Northglenn, 50% from Thornton. Dedicated volunteers worked several hours running raffles and other fundraisers to raise the money to develop the complex. In 1993, the City of Northglenn looked to build a golf course and homes on the 255 acres of undeveloped land. NLLL tried to negotiate a deal for the 25.25 acres of property to be included into the cities plan for development of the property but found themselves being pushed out. After learning that the city of Northglenn had filed condemnation on the property at 112th and York Street, NLLL's Board of Directors, along with our consultants, contacted the City of Thornton, the Colorado Rockies and the McCormick Foundation developing a great relationship with them over the next 4 years. NLLL's Board of Directors, along with other volunteers worked endless hours to raise money to contribute to the building of a 7 field baseball complex at 138th and York Street.  The City of Thornton contributed 18 acres of land, $100k, water and the maintenance of the fields. The Colorado Rockies contributed contractors, and Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker contributed $80k to the project. NLLL contributed $300k and supplied volunteers to help in the development of the fields.  NLLL opened for its inaugural season in March of 1998 and has a lease agreement to use the fields for 40 years.

Field Status

  • Northern Lights Little League Updated:04.23.2018 07:46AM
  • Field #1 Great Way Real Estate Updated:04.23.2018 07:46AM
  • Field #2 Trembath Updated:04.23.2018 07:46AM
  • Field #3 Wykstra Updated:04.23.2018 07:46AM
  • Field #4 Scott Bryant Updated:04.23.2018 07:46AM
  • Field #5 Dan Dyer Updated:04.23.2018 07:46AM
  • Field #6 Updated:04.23.2018 07:46AM
  • T-Ball / Challenger Field Updated:04.23.2018 07:46AM
  • Larry Walker Field Updated:04.23.2018 07:46AM

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