According to data from the Strategic Parks Plan, 4,622 households are not currently having their field needs met in Westfield, broken down as follows:
- 1,761 from soccer
- 1,182 from baseball/softball
- 931 from lacrosse
- 748 from football
The projected net gain in playable hours with lit turf at Edison is approximately 2,500 hours per year (from the current use of 1,836 to the projected use of 4,356). In addition, Edison Fields will reduce the burden on families who pay for more than 6,300 hours of leasing field time outside of Westfield – the majority of which is on fields with turf and lights.