Malone University in Canton has received two gifts exceeding $1 million each for construction of Pioneer Park, boasting three sports fields.

The fields will be on property next to state Route 62 owned by the private Christian college.

Plain Township-headquartered commercial real estate developer DeVille Developments donated more than $1.5 million and more than 150,000 cubic feet of soil for the project.

Mike Thompson Sr., chairman and president of Montrose Auto Group in Copley, donated more than $1 million for one of the fields — a baseball field for the Division II Malone Pioneers. It also will serve as a tournament site for Canton area baseball teams.

Pioneer Park also will be home to a summer collegiate baseball team from the Prospect League.

Two of the fields will be used for soccer, lacrosse, softball, and football, as well as intramural, club sports and recreational activities.

Monday, Malone officials gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the project.

“We’re pleased to have extraordinary community partners in Roger DeVille and Mike Thompson Sr.,” Malone President David King said in a prepared statement.