The Springfield City Council gave the go-ahead for the new Legacy Pointe Sports Complex project to move forward, but that’s just the first step in making this idea become a reality.
Here’s a look at what comes next and what the sprawling complex will include.
SFM Network and its sister company, the Sports Facilities Advisory, describe their vision as “a unique sports tourism entertainment and mixed use venue.”
Their goal is to host regional and national tournaments at the sprawling indoor and outdoor facility near Scheels.
The entire project is estimated to cost $66 million and take up 95.1 acres.
The outdoor and indoor parts of the sports complex will be built separately.
The city’s contract with the company says the outside part must be built and open by December 2022.
Construction on the inside part must begin within 18 months after that.
City documents say the indoor part should be completed within two years of the beginning of construction.