Baseball complex taking shape in Northborough

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After scouring Northborough and other towns for years for a place to build a baseball training mecca for ambitious young players, a former Red Sox executive has found his field of dreams across the street from the local mall.

A $25 million training complex for young ballplayers featuring acres of impeccably groomed fields and sports-themed shops and medical offices is slated to take shape across from Northborough Crossing and the new Wegmans under plans unveiled by New England Baseball Enterprises.

Three full-sized ball fields, with synthetic turf and towering light poles for night play, will open over the summer, with a full schedule of games and tournaments set to kick off in September, said Steven August, a former Red Sox assistant general manager who now heads New England Baseball Enterprises.

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