Larry Harper, founder and director of the Good Tidings Foundation, which supports youth programs and builds athletic facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area, says a state-of-the-art basketball court costs $30,000, with a generic blacktop one running as little as $5,000.
A baseball field, he
says, costs $100,000.
Then, too, Harper
says, "even if you get the field built, there's [only] a 50-50 chance the field will be maintained."