City officials in Eagan and Inver Grove Heights want to study the feasibility of building an amateur sports complex in Dakota County, an area they say may be ripe for more athletic facilities.
Officials from the two cities lead the effort — which could one day include outdoor fields, indoor gym space or a pool. The Inver Grove Heights City Council last week added the funding request to its legislative priorities list.
“We are all quite familiar with the facility up in Blaine,” said Heather Rand, Inver Grove Heights’ community development director and interim city administrator, referencing the National Sports Center in the north metro. “I’ve been told that having a facility that’s close to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport would be preferable in the future.”