SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2016

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November 2016 30 Special Feature: NEW & RENOVATED SPORTS VENUES sports competition with an 18-hole min- iature golf course, trampoline park, ropes course, food vendors and an inflatable screen for movies. Phase II should be ready in 2018 and include a new green-space park, boardwalks and rental boats. Construction Has Begun On Canton's New Youth Sports Complex CANTON — Three multipurpose fields make up the first phase of the $22 million National Football & Youth Sports Complex at the Hall of Fame Village, a planned $500 million development of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Two of the fields on the 25-acre site are turf while one is grass but NFL-grade artificial turf is expected to be installed on it next year. Up to six addi- tional fields will be built in phases over the next two years, with a 2018 completion date. The new fields will be suitable for football, soccer and lacrosse, and all will have bleacher-style seating for 150, though one will be designated a championship field and have 3,000 bleacher seats and a larger scoreboard. The Hall of Fame Village will feature restaurants, a hotel and family-friendly attractions. Meanwhile, the existing Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is undergoing an $80 million reconstruction that is expected to be completed in July 2017. OKLAHOMA Sallisaw Sports Complex Opens SALLISAW — The Sallisaw Sports Complex opened in May 2016. The facility sits on 130 acres and has four baseball and four softball fields sized to youth specifica- tions. The fields have shade structures for spectators, coach conference rooms and umpire dressing rooms. Future plans call for an additional quad with four multipur- pose fields. PENNSYLVANIA Spooky Nook Claims Title Of Largest Indoor Sports Complex In The Nation LANCASTER — The largest indoor sports complex in the nation added another 50,000 square feet to its existing fitness area early this year to accommodate growth and increasing memberships. The 700,000-square-foot facility, which opened in 2013, has 10 basketball courts, 10 volleyball courts, four field hockey courts, six soccer fields, an indoor track and a full- size baseball field. The venue also has the aforementioned fitness center, a climbing center, a food court and an arcade, as well as meeting space and the affiliated on-site 135-room Warehouse Hotel and the Forklift & Palate Restaurant. Alyssa Matangos, public relations and communications manager for Spooky Nook, couldn't be happier. "Business has been great! We continue to see a growth in both our internal and external events, and the addition of our on-site hotel and restaurant last year has also provided us with an even greater opportunity for growth and wider customer base. We have the ability to be flexible and

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