WESTFIELD - Indy Eleven professional soccer team is taking to the indoor fields at the Grand Park Events Center this week to begin its 2017 preseason training.

The team will take advantage of the full scope of Grand Park sports campus, alternating practices between the indoor facility, which opened last summer, and the wide expanse of outdoor fields available across preseason.

The new indoor fields at Grand Park allow for Indy Eleven to keep its preparations entirely local in 2017, rather than having to venture out west to Arizona as they have in the past.

"We're excited to welcome Indy Eleven for preseason training at the Grand Park Events Center," said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. "Grand Park has enjoyed several years as the official training ground for 'Indiana's Team' and the new indoor facility allows us to expand that role even further."

Indy Eleven will train at Grand Park for six weeks as the team prepares for the 2017 NASL season opener, set for March 25 at the San Francisco Deltas. A preseason game is scheduled for inside the Grand Park Events Center 2 p.m. March 2, against the Kansas City-based Swope Park Rangers.

More information about Indy Eleven and their full preseason schedule can be found at www.IndyEleven.com.