Talking to Hail Varsity Radio, Jeff Maul from the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau said plans are in place to bring a new youth sport facility to Lincoln.
“This has been a dream of mine since working here for seventeen years, we are at a turning point where we got to build youth baseball and softball facilities,” said Maul.
Maul said they conducted a survey in 2017 that showed that if the facilities were built, teams and competition will come and play. “The study really let us hone in on what the need is and what people are going to do to bring their business to Lincoln. What we saw was that we need to build a facility in Lincoln.”
Maul explained the ideal location is the west Haymarket district, which is close to amenities. The plan is to build an eight field complex to include one softball field, five 200 foot baseball fields, and two 500 foot baseball fields, and all of them will be artificial turf.
The hope is to bring large tournaments to Lincoln by making the complex more appealing as well as bringing the $15.5 billion business of youth sports tourism into the city.
The complex is expected to cost $17 million.
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