Paradise Coast Sports Complex Update
Progress continues on the Paradise Coast Sports Complex, the county’s new amateur sports and event complex at City Gate just east of I-75 Exit 101. Buildings are starting to take shape, field cavities are in place and the north parking lot is ready to be poured. The first phase of field construction is schedule to start within the next 30 days.
The complex is being designed with both local and visiting sports teams and leagues in mind, and there will be many new recreation and entertainment opportunities at the complex for residents year-round. The Board of County Commissioners approved funding through the tourist development tax but also included General Fund contributions for land acquisition and operating dollars. Because of this, it ensures residents have equitable access to the facility.
Summer 2020 is the targeted opening of Phase I, which includes four multipurpose artificial turf fields and the lakefront great lawn entertainment and event area. The Championship Stadium will follow shortly thereafter. When the final phase of the complex is completed in 2021/2022, there will be up to 19 artificial turf multipurpose fields for soccer, football and lacrosse; eight baseball/softball diamonds; training and fitness areas; LED lighting for all fields, and a championship stadium.
For more information about the Paradise Coast Sports Complex or to book and event at the new facility, visit: sportsforceparksnaples.com