City to break ground Jan. 12 on major improvements to Old Settlers Park[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEwN6atFOEI?feature=oembed&w=640&h=360]
The Sports Capital of Texas is about to get an upgrade.
The City will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Multipurpose Field Complex and Soccer Complex at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd.
The event will take place just north and west of the Lakeview Pavilion and Festival Area.
The new fields and soccer field renovation will be utilized by Round Rock residents during the week and host sports tournaments programmed by our Convention and Visitors Bureau on the weekends, generating sales tax revenue that helps fund City services. The new fields will give the CVB more flexibility in hosting additional soccer tournaments and more diverse sports including lacrosse, rugby, football and more.
The Multipurpose Field Complex is funded by a $16.5 million bond proposition approved by Round Rock voters in 2013. An additional $6.5 million came from the Hotel Motel Occupancy Tax Fund and $4 million from the General Self Finance Construction Fund. The Soccer Complex is funded by $3 million from the 2013 bonds.
Once completed, the Multipurpose Field Complex will include four natural grass multipurpose fields and one natural grass championship field, four synthetic turf multipurpose fields and one synthetic turf championship field, parking, sports lighting, restroom/concessions building, spectator amenities, playground and more.
The Soccer Complex Project will include renovation of the existing five soccer fields to create two multipurpose fields and three individual soccer fields (one full, two youth), replacement of the existing topsoil and sod, and ADA upgrades to the complex.
The Multipurpose Field Complex will be completed first which will allow the City to move local leagues to the Multipurpose Complex while construction on the Soccer Complex occurs. Construction will begin immediately on the Multipurpose Field Complex and it will be open for play spring 2017. The Soccer Complex will be open for play spring 2018.
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Source: City of Round Rock