There’ll be grass on the field at Players Paradise this winter — but definitely no kids playing ball.
The Stoney Creek sports complex has been sold to a marijuana producer.
“Players Paradise was approached by a real estate investment firm who has partnered with Green Relief, a medical cannabis company,” said Cheryl Willberg, spokesperson for Players Paradise. “They were looking for a facility in a specific geographic area with unique structural needs and required quick possession of the facility.”
Whether or not the building was actually up for sale initially is a matter of contention between the buyer and the seller.
In a statement, Warren Bravo, CEO of Green Relief Inc., said the company did not “actively pursue the purchase of this building.”
“The building had been for sale for some time before we were approached by a third party to see if we would be interested in having a look at the structure,” Bravo said. “After some investigation, we realized that this deal not only made a lot of sense for Green Relief, but for the Stoney Creek community as well.”