Indianapolis To Build $6 Million Sports Park

The projected first phase of construction is set to begin in June and will cost an estimated $2.6 million.

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The first phase is moving ground to get ready for the athletic fields, which will include 2 cricket fields and three Gaelic fields.

The green light has been given to begin construction on the World Sports Park. The Board of Public Works voted 6-0

The projected first phase of construction is set to begin in June and will cost an estimated $2.6 million. The first phase is moving ground to get ready for the athletic fields, which will include 2 cricket fields and three Gaelic fields.

Several other sports could be played on the fields as well, such as soccer and lacrosse. The park will also include a walking trail, rest stations, a basketball court and the existing cultural center that is often rented for weddings and other events.

Indianapolis Parks Director John Williams says they are currently speaking with several cricket sanctioning bodies to determine if the World Sports Park makes sense for the city of Indianapolis. Williams says if the sports fields don‘t make sense, it will still be a park that has other amenities and will serve the community.

He says they‘ve talked with neighborhood residents, and other local organizations, who say the park is needed.

City County Council member Bill Oliver expressed concern over the cost of the project. He says the money, which comes from Rebuild Indy funds, should be used for sidewalks, curbs, and other infrastructure.

“We can‘t find 10 people who say they want a cricket park, or field, in the city of Indianapolis,” Oliver says.

The first phase is set to be complete by September of this year, and the projected completion date for the entire park is summer 2014. Projected total cost is $6 million.

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