Developers are set to break ground soon on a new youth and amateur sports complex at Overland Park’s Bluhawk, the centerpiece of that development near 159th Street and U.S. 69 Highway.
Catch up quick: Developers are set to officially begin building the new sports arena next week.
- The arena, once built, will neighbor shops and other retailers already built or in the process of being constructed at Bluhawk and nearby residential areas across 159th Street.
What’s the plan? The 435,000-square foot sports complex, managed by Florida-based sports facility company SF Network, will include spaces for multiple sports, including soccer and basketball.
- In addition to basketball courts and a turf field, the plan for the sports park also includes ice rinks, volleyball courts and pickleball courts.
- On top of that, the facility will also include a fitness center and amenities like locker rooms, a restaurant, meeting spaces and an entertainment area.
Project timeline: Following the groundbreaking, construction will continue into the spring.
- Developers Price Brothers Management Co. are aiming for an opening some time next summer.
- The sports park will be constructed in two phases, the first of which will include the construction of 240,000 square feet of the complex, including the ice rink, four basketball courts, indoor multi-purpose turf field, fitness center and other amenities.
- The second phase of building will include a second ice rink, basketball courts, volleyball courts and pickleball courts.
Bigger picture at Overland Park’s Bluhawk
The construction of the new sports park follows the city of Overland Park’s allocation of $55 million in state STAR bonds for the project earlier this fall.
- The state-backed Sales Tax and Revenue, or STAR, bonds, are meant to go towards projects that have commercial, entertainment or tourism value deemed to be a “statewide and regional destination.”
- The addition of the sports park also follows a range of growth at the mixed-use development, which saw expansion to its retail shops and restaurants this year.
- Other businesses on their way to the shopping center include Nekter Juice Bar, JINYA Ramen Bar and Chase Bank.