SCHEELS Secures Naming Rights for Legacy Sports Complex | News
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois., December 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SCHEELS has secured the naming rights for the multi-purpose sports facility that is under development near its store in downtown Legacy Pointe in Springfield, Illinois.
SCHEELS obtained the naming rights for the multipurpose sports facility which is under development near its store in downtown Legacy Pointe in Springfield, Illinois.
Designed to be a regional destination for sports tournaments, SCHEELS Sports Park at Legacy Pointe will feature eight multi-use synthetic turf fields that can be configured as 14 baseball / softball fields or eight full-size soccer / lacrosse fields. A 160,000 square foot indoor dome will house year-round sports fields and one of the multi-use turf fields. “Building a destination – A legacy in the making” is the motto of the partners of Legacy Pointe Development, Steve luker and Dirk mccormick, who are behind the $ 42 million Sports mega-plex and surrounding 277 acre mixed-use development.
Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2022 and the large sports complex is expected to open in the summer of 2023 near SCHEELS in Legacy Pointe. SCHEELS has been a key partner in securing private sector funding for the remaining cost of the facility and is proud to announce the naming rights for SCHEELS Sports Park at Legacy Pointe.
SCHEELS has been at the service of families in the Springfield community since 2011. “Giving back and investing in our local communities is what we do at SCHEELS,” said SCHEELS CEO Steve M. Scheel. “We take great pride in serving others and are committed to improving the lives of young athletes around the world. As a sporting goods destination, it was only natural for us to do our part to bring this transformation project to life near us. Springfield the shop. We look forward to sharing the positive impact of sport with the thousands of families who will be visiting SCHEELS Sports Park in the years to come. “
The SCHEELS sports park at Legacy Pointe is the first major post-pandemic project for Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois. Ryan mccrady, President and CEO of the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance, is pleased that a project of this magnitude is the first to return. “This is a transformative project for our local economy,” said McCrady. “The SCHEELS sports park at Legacy Pointe will stimulate tourism and be an important asset for the local quality of life, two essential elements in positioning our community for robust economic growth.
Legacy Pointe Development has partnered with sports facility companies from Clearwater, Florida plan and develop their premier travel and sport destination by Springfield, Illinois. “Springfield is a great place to live, work, visit and play, ”said Steve luker. “With SCHEELS Sports Park at Legacy Pointe, we are helping develop tourism in our market by attracting athletic families not only from across the state, but from across the country.”
the City of Springfield committed 50% of the financing of the installation through public incentives. This project puts Springfield at the center of the booming sports tourism landscape for young people which, according to a 2019 report by the Sports Events & Tourism Association, represents more than $ 45.1 billion annual expenses generated by nearly 180 million participants and spectators.
“Springfield will be known as much for sport as for Abraham Lincoln and Route 66 over the next two decades, ”said Scott dahl, director of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This project will produce more than 50,000 overnight stays for more than 250,000 visitors – this kind of raffle will bring in more than $ 30 million at local community businesses, hotels, restaurants and attractions. We couldn’t be more excited that SCHEELS Sports Park is coming to Springfield. “
According to the business plans of the sports facilities companies for the project, the SCHEELS sports park will also include local programming for Springfield residents with a focus on weekday games, sports and summer camps, and local tournaments as well as collaborative opportunities for existing sports organizations in the area.
“It is important that our citizens benefit from this project both from an economic point of view with the growth of new businesses in the City, but also from new sports and recreational programming opportunities”, declared the mayor of Springfield, Illinois Jim Langfelder. “The impact of the SCHEELS sports park will not only create a sporting legacy for the city, but for every child athlete who has the chance to play here. “
Employee-owned retailer All Sports SCHEELS is now a 30-store operation with stores in 13 states, including Colorado, North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, Illinois, Utah, Kansas, and Texas. Currently, Steve D. Scheel, the great-grandson of the founder of SCHEELS, is the chairman of the board of directors of the company, and great-great-grandson Steve M. Scheel is CEO. Todd anderson serves as president and oversees the day-to-day operations of SCHEELS for nearly 8,000 associates.
Contact: Ryan mccrady
Company: Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance
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SOURCE The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance