SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2017

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November 2017 26 that "this arena sports facility will have tre- mendous positive impact for our commu- nity. Supporting our city goal about recre- ational opportunities, it will provide diverse opportunities for families and neighbors to get out, recreate together and enhance our strong community bond." For more information, visit www.arena or ► Ridgecrest, Calif. In Ridgecrest, Calif., the city has several parks in a Park Rehab Project that will include new equipment and accessibility for those with special needs or limitations. Shade structures are also being added to make the parks at Upjohn and Pearson Parks more appealing in the desert climate. The Ridgecrest City Council also approved a $2.2 million project for the Kerr McGee Youth Sports Complex renovation that will include additional lighting on the soccer field, improvements to bleachers to make them Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant and larger to hold more spectators along with new irrigation. The project is expected to be complete the first of February 2018 prior to the start of baseball season. Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Supervisor Jason Patin told council members in an Oct. 4 meeting that renovations were needed to attract more tournaments to the area. He said the area currently hosts one tourna- ment a year but with renovations, he hopes the new complex will bring four tourna- ments because of the more attractive fields. "If you're going to travel 100 miles to a game, you want a top-notch place to go," Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden told the council. "You don't want to sit where you are going to get splinters in your bottom." For more information, visit ► Round Rock, Texas The Round Rock Multipurpose Complex in Round Rock, Texas, continues to draw sports to its new facility. Featuring two championship fields and eight multipur- pose fields, the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex is expected to draw thousands of players each year. The state-of-the-art venue allows Round Rock to host more new sporting events such as Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, rugby, lacrosse and flag football. The complex features ample parking, restrooms and concessions, spectator ame- nities, a playground and fields with Musco sports lighting. The 60-acre complex is a $27 million addition to Old Settlers Park. During ribbon-cutting ceremonies this sum- mer, Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw said, "This investment ultimately serves our residents in two ways: by offering a great amenity for our youth to practice and play, and by attracting tournaments that bring thousands of people to support local Round rock businesses by shopping, dining and spending the night." The facility is pre-booked with 25 events this year and more next year. In addition to the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, the City of Round Rock also built a new soccer complex in the 645-acre Old Settlers park. Five exist- ing soccer fields were renovated to create two multipurpose fields and three individ- ual soccer fields with natural grass. The project includes upgrades at the complex to provide for ADA compliance. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. For more information, visit or www.roundrock ► Sandusky, Ohio Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, approved plans to build a $28 million indoor sports center adjacent to the Cedar Point Sports Park. Officials plan to break ground on the new 185,000-square-foot building in the spring of 2018 to be completed by spring 2019. The center will feature 10 basketball courts that can convert to 20 volleyball courts, an arena with retractable seats, a sports-medicine facility and a community recreation center. It will have a champi- onship area with spectator viewing and an indoor walking track. The facility will be located west of Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center, the 10-field complex that opened this spring. For more information, visit or www.shore ► Macon, Ga. Macon-Bibb County, Ga., broke ground on new fields at Freedom Park this summer for a $2.5 million project that will add a new splash pad and fields for softball and baseball. The four-field complex will also include a new two-story concession stand and restrooms. The project is expected to be complete by spring 2018. The upgrades are being paid for with a 2012 special pur- poses sales tax proceed and a future phase will include upgrades to another complex. Plans are also underway for renovations to Luther Williams Field where a summer collegiate baseball team is expected to play in 2018. For more information, visit or ► Windsor, Colo. The Town of Windsor, Colo., recently broke ground on what is being touted by organizers as the world's largest sports park. The Rocky Mountain Sports Park will have 68 fields for baseball, softball, Special Feature: NEW & RENOVATED SPORTS VENUES Round Rock Multipurpose Complex in Round Rock, Texas

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