Planned Delaware Sports Complex Seeks Concessionaires, Operators | Sports Destination Management

Planned Delaware Sports Complex Seeks Concessionaires, Operators

Apr 09, 2013
100-Acre Kent County Facility Will Feature 15 Fields, A Stadium and Eventually Host Youth Teams from Around the Region

Concessionaire, Indoor Operator and Outdoor Operator firms nationwide are being invited to submit their names for consideration as service providers for a major new sports complex being planned for the Kent County region of Delaware.

Groundbreaking Photo of Sports Complex
Regional soccer players pose next to the sign designating land for the Kent Regional Sport Complex

The Kent County Regional Sports Complex is designed to comprise 15 general-purpose fields and one stadium field on 100 acres in Frederica, Del., with seating for approximately 1,000 fans and the capability to host regional and national youth tournaments in multiple sports, including soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and football.

With the help of $3.5 million in funding from the State of Delaware New Jobs Infrastructure Fund, the $17 million project will require a variety of professional service partners, including Architectural and Engineering Services; Construction Management Services; Outdoor Recreational Facility Management Services; Indoor Recreational Facility Development & Management Services; and On-Site Concession Management Services.

Construction on the complex is set to start in 2015, with completion projected for 2015.

The scope of the project will include:

  • A stadium field designed for expansion and including parking.

  • Fields that are a mix of grass and synthetic turf -- some or all may be lighted.

  • Several restroom and concession buildings throughout the property.

  • A building to house an indoor multi-sport facility and associated spaces, such as a pro shop, meeting room, rest rooms, locker rooms and concession areas.

For more information on submitting a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), e-mail Shelly Cecchett at, or call (302) 734-2513.

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