With Ground Broken, Construction Moving Ahead on Fox Cities Sports Facility
23 Jan, 2019
The Town of Grand Chute and the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau are partnering in the development of a premier indoor sports facility on land the Town currently owns near the intersection of McCarthy Road and Greenville Drive.
Ground has been broken on the facility and construction is moving ahead. The venue will open in the fall of 2019.
The Town will gift the land for this high-impact project and Fox Cities Sports Development, Inc., a subsidiary of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, will own and operate the Fox Cities Sports Facility. Scheduled to open in Fall 2019, this will be exclusively an indoor facility with a combination of ice and hard-court surfaces. It will focus on attracting sports teams from outside the Fox Cities to tournaments and events, drawing tourists to hotels, restaurants and retail establishments. The Sports Facility will create substantial economic impact to benefit local businesses, residents and the broader community. It will make the Fox Cities the premier location for indoor sports of all kinds, with an emphasis on attracting hockey, basketball, and volleyball tournaments for all ages. It will also provide a state-of-the-art venue for community use during non-tourism periods. Additionally, adjacent property values should be preserved or enhanced as a result of the Sports Facility providing a strong anchor around which other new development can be carefully placed and where existing residential areas can be effectively buffered and stabilized.
A Sports Facility District Master Plan has been prepared to: (1) provide guidance when siting this new project; (2) identify opportunities for future development that could complement the sports venue; and, (3) prescribe protections for residential areas nearby
The land in or surrounding the Sports Facility District consists of some commercial use along Greenville Drive, large tracts of vacant agricultural land on both sides of McCarthy Road (north of Greenville Drive), and a mix of residential properties on Olde Casaloma Drive and in areas south of Greenville Drive.
A Sports Facility District Master Plan has been prepared to: (1) provide guidance when siting this new project; (2) identify opportunities for future development that could complement the sports venue; and, (3) prescribe protections for residential areas nearby.