One of many steps in the process to create a multi-million dollar amateur sporting complex in Roseville has been completed. An architectural company and construction companies have been hired to get the design phase rolling for the Placer Valley Sporting Complex.
The complex, located off Blue Oaks Boulevard in West Roseville, will have 10 to 12 artificial turf fields for long field sports including rugby, lacrosse, football and even ultimate frisbee. While construction does not begin for another year and the complex is not expected to be completed until the end of 2017, the City of Roseville and Placer Valley Tourism, the partners on this project, are confident in the major economic boost it will bring to Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln.
According to Kim Summers with Placer Valley Tourism, a 2010 study showed the need for a youth sporting area in the region. They took the concerns from the community and put it into years of planning, meetings and approvals which have gotten them to this point. The complex is geared towards youth and amateur sports, however adult teams can also take advantage of the fields.
The City of Roseville is funding $5 million of the $35 million project and the land. The rest of the money will come from bonds according to Megan MacPherson with the city. The price tag on this project may be big, but the economic impact it will have on Roseville and the surrounding areas will be even bigger.
"We're looking at a $12 million annual economic impact to the region. That's between hotels, shopping, eating at restaurants, buying gas and all other purchases in the region," said MacPherson.
The hope is to attract national tournaments to the area and during non-event times open up access to teams for games and practices.
Summers said there will be community meetings held in the fall to determine exactly what residents are looking for in this project.