Scheels gains naming rights for new Springfield sports complex at Legacy Pointe – The State Journal-Register


A multiuse sports facility that is under development on Springfield’s south side will be known as Scheels Sports Park at Legacy Pointe.

The sporting goods giant earned the naming rights in an announcement Wednesday.

The terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Scheels opened its Legacy Pointe store in 2011.

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The sports complex will include eight synthetic turf multi-purpose fields that can be configured into 14 baseball and softball fields or eight full-size soccer and lacrosse fields.

A 160,000-square-foot indoor dome will house year-round sports and one of the multi-purpose turf fields.

The 95-acre facility was projected to cost $65 million and construction is planned to start in the spring.

It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2023.

Scheels putting its name on the project, said Ryan McCrady, president & CEO of the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance, is “a significant shot in the arm for moving forward for the private investment that is being assembled. Scheels is obviously a leader in their industry. They’re an anchor tenant near the sports complex and they know a thing or two about sports.

“Having their name attached to this shows their confidence that the project is going to be successful, and it will be a magnet to attract other private investment going forward.”

Legacy Pointe Development Company partners Stephen Luker and Dirk McCormick are behind the project, which received Springfield City Council approval in May.

Legacy Pointe Development has partnered with Clearwater, Florida-based Sports Facilities Companies to plan and develop the complex. A Sports Facilities sister company will manage the facility which is expected to host 60- to 100-team tournaments on weekends.

The sports park will also include local programming for Springfield residents with a focus on weekday play, sports and summer camps, and local tournaments as well as collaborative opportunities for existing sports organizations in the region.

Scott Dahl, director of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the sports complex had the potential of bringing in 250,000 new visitors along with about $30 million in new spending each year to the city.

Earlier: Legacy Pointe Sports Complex called ‘a generational-changing development’

The city’s funding for the complex would come from a 1% increase in the hotel/motel tax, which would be solely dedicated to the development, and a rebate on the city’s portion of sales tax collected at Legacy Pointe above a baseline amount.

“Scheels Sports Park at Legacy Pointe will drive tourism and serve as an important local quality of life asset, which are both vital in positioning our community for robust economic growth,” McCrady said.

An employee with Legacy Pointe Development said Luker was traveling on Wednesday. He did not immediately respond to a message from The State Journal-Register.

McCrady said the …….

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A multiuse sports facility that is under development on Springfield’s south side will be known as Scheels Sports Park at Legacy Pointe.

The sporting goods giant earned the naming rights in an announcement Wednesday.

The terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Scheels opened its Legacy Pointe store in 2011.

See more: Wednesday could bring near-record temperature; white Christmas for area ‘pretty minimal’

The sports complex will include eight synthetic turf multi-purpose fields that can be configured into 14 baseball and softball fields or eight full-size soccer and lacrosse fields.

A 160,000-sq…….

A multiuse sports facility that is under development on Springfield’s south side will be known as Scheels Sports Park at Legacy Pointe.

The sporting goods giant earned the naming rights in an announcement Wednesday.

The terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Scheels opened its Legacy Pointe store in 2011.

See more: Wednesday could bring near-record temperature; white Christmas for area ‘pretty minimal’

The sports complex will include eight synthetic turf multi-purpose fields that can be configured into 14 baseball and softball fields or eight full-size soccer and lacrosse fields.

A 160,000-sq…….

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