Our goal is to make Benchwarmers fun for families, affordable for all, and the best possible softball complex in the area! To that end, you will notice several upgrades:
We had to make some changes for the overall success of the complex.
Players can no longer bring in their own coolers and alcohol. The Mayfield Tavern and Benchwarmers Softball Complex share the same liquor license. If the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) shuts down Benchwarmers for any violations, then The Mayfield Tavern also loses it liquor license. This would shut down the restaurant and basically our business.
So, it is important for everyone to follow the no alcohol rule; that way, The Mayfield Tavern and the Benchwarmers Softball Complex can be successful. We plan on putting 100 percent of all softball funds back into improving the sports complex for years to come. We would like to make many more upgrades like better lighting, a well for watering the fields, and other field improvements. Please reach out to us with any ideas or concerns. We want to be responsive and make the complex and restaurant the best they can be for the players and their families.
We hope you understand and will partner with us so that Lapeer and the surrounding communities will have an outstanding place to play softball for many years!
Now let's play ball!
Chuck Bush and David Wilder, Owners
Owner Chuck Bush is a longtime Lapeer resident, business owner, and 1990 Lapeer West graduate. Chef Dave Wilder has been part of the Lapeer community since 1998. They both care a great deal about providing a much-improved sports complex and a great restaurant with top-notch food and drinks!