Corey Christanell Issues Statement, Closing Sports Facility due to COVID-19

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Corey Christanell, Owner St. Louis Training Ground, Issues a Statement that the facility is closed due to the impending Coronavirus. Encourages Safety and Prevention.

Corey Christanell has announced the closing of a local sporting facility, which has been extended until further notice.

The St. Louis Training Ground in the Manchester area of St. Louis has issued a statement in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19. Corey Christanell, owner of the St. Louis Training Ground, has closed the facility until further notice and is monitoring the situation in accordance with CDC, Missouri State and local guidelines.

St. Louis Training Ground is a community hub for a wide range of sports activities. The facility houses nearly 40 yards of space for baseball, soccer, football and other field sports. Local high school teams use it regularly for batting practice, soccer drills and the arena hosts ongoing games. Over 18 teams and baseball clubs such as the St. Louis Pros and AJAX have used the retractable three-cage setup as well as the large infield for drills. Keeping the parents of young athletes in mind, the closure of the facility falls in line with the recommendations of local and state authorities.

“As part of our effort to keep everyone as healthy as possible and in recognition of the fast-paced spread of the novel coronavirus, we have taken the precautionary steps of closing the St. Louis Training Ground until further notice,” said Corey Christanell, owner of the St. Louis Training Ground. “We will be reviewing the situation and adhering to the guidelines of the CDC and State of Missouri. The health and safety of all patrons of our facility and their families is our primary focus. We encourage everyone feeling ill, wherever they are, to please stay at home and appreciate their responsibility to not put others at risk.”

An earlier statement issued after the first case was discovered in St. Louis County had the facility closed until April 7th, but Christanell has extended keeping the facility closed in response to current St. Louis County regulations. At the time of issuing this statement, cases in St. Louis county have topped 600 and are rising daily.

Corey Christanell is CEO of 3 Gems Nutrition, a plant nutrient company which manufactures and markets super-concentrated professional-grade plant fertilizers for indoor and outdoor use on flowers and vegetables. Prior to that he was Director of Sports and Entertainment Marketing for Anheuser-Busch. A lifelong resident of St. Louis, Corey attended the Wharton School of Business and completed his undergraduate studies at Southeast Missouri State. He is passionate about youth sports and active in coaching his two sons.

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