The Elkhorn Athletic Association opened a $55 million sports complex in Valley.
The complex, dubbed MD West ONE Sports Complex, will provide space for adaptive, recreational and competitive sports. It will be located near 264th and Ida streets.
The complex has been under construction for at least three years, said Bruce O’Neel, the organization’s executive director.
The first phase of the project will include eight synthetic turf baseball and softball fields, six synthetic turf fields for soccer, football or lacrosse and a barrier-free field for children with adapted needs. It also includes infrastructure for concession stands, restrooms and parking.
Future phases will include additional multipurpose fields and eight more softball and baseball diamonds.
The space will provide year-round family amenities such as walking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas.
Just over 70% of the Elkhorn Athletic Association’s programming is recreational. The group will not be the exclusive user of the complex. Other clubs and groups will also play on the grounds, O’Neel said.
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He said officials expected the resort to generate between $35 million and $55 million in sales tax revenue annually.
“We are very pleased with the economic impact and what this means for the state of Nebraska,” he said.
Work is expected to begin this summer, with the resort open for a full season in spring 2024.
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