Developers are poised break ground on the new $125 million multi-sport complex at Bluhawk in south Overland Park this week.
Catch up quick: On Wednesday, developer Price Brothers Management Co. is hosting a groundbreaking event for the youth and amateur sports complex that is to be the centerpiece of the development near 159th Street and U.S. 69 Highway.
- Earlier this fall, the city council authorized issuing up to $55 million in state STAR bonds for the project.
- The arena will be built next to a retail shopping center that already has an existing grocery store, restaurants and other stores.
What’s the plan? For its first phase of construction, the indoor facility is set to include 250,000 square feet of basketball, volleyball and pickleball courts, as well as an indoor turf, batting cages and an ice rink.
- Designed to seat 3,500 spectators, the facility will also have a fitness center and other amenities, including locker rooms, food stands and an entertainment area.
- The complex, managed by Florida-based sports facility company SF Network, plans to offer fitness classes and other family activities.
Beyond that: A second ice rink and four additional sports courts will be constructed in the project’s second phase.
Key quote: “Not only will we create meaningful economic impact through sports tournaments and large events, we will offer programs to enhance the health, wellness, and recreation opportunities of local athletes, children and families,” Price Brothers president Kent Price said in a statement.
Event details: The groundbreaking event is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, outside the Bluhawk Shopping Center at 7951 W. 160th Street.
- Price Brothers officials say a name for the complex will also be announced during the groundbreaking ceremony.
Timeline for the sports complex at Bluhawk
Construction of the multi-sport complex will continue into the spring, with plans for the facility to open sometime in 2024.