Work could begin by the spring of next year on the building of a sprawling sports complex in Mesa, Arizona that will include two dozen soccer fields, 20 sand volley courts, 8 baseball fields, and an 8,000-seat outdoor stadium.
The Legacy Sports Park has long been in the planning stage, with designs for the project expected to be submitted to the City of Mesa in the next few weeks.
Developed by the Chandler-based Legacy Sports USA, the project is intended to respond to an always-increasing passion for recreational space in growing southern Arizona, and will go up on a 320-acre site near S. Ellsworth and W. Pecos roads, on the far southeastern side of the city.
Other planned features of the ambitious project include construction of a 75,000 square foot eSport arena, a 50-acre space for concerts and special events, as well as a 50,000 square foot space for cheerleading, dancing, and gymnastics.
Plans calls for the $250 million project, which is being billed as the largest privately-owned multi-sport facility in the country, to be built in one single phase, with an overall completion date of spring 2022.
In a statement, Chad Miller, chief executive officer of Legacy Sports USA, predicted that the project will “transform the youth sports and family entertainment industry across the United States.”
Miller added that the park would not be just a sports complex, but “a true family entertainment center with dining options, athletic apparel shops, as well as venues for concerts and various artistic events.”
By Garry Boulard
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