• Indoor Sports Campus Coming to Rockford

     
    POSTED February 15, 2013
     

    Rockford, Illinois will soon be home to one of the largest indoor amateur sports complexes in the Midwest. The Rockford City Council recently approved financing for the project that will span 115,000 square feet and open in 2014. 

Rockford, Illinois will soon be home to one of the largest indoor amateur sports complexes in the Midwest. The Rockford City Council recently approved financing for the project that will span 115,000 square feet and open in 2014. Once completed, the complex will hold eight basketball courts, at least 14 volleyball courts, an extreme sports park, children’s play area, riverwalk and more.

"This project will act as a spring board for our community - propelling us to the next level in attracting amateur sports tournaments and tournaments to the Rockford community," said Rockford Mayor Lawrence J. Morrissey. "This complex will cement our reputation as a premier sporting destination in the Midwest, spur downtown development, generate new tax revenue and grow jobs. Our council is to be commended for their leadership in advancing this proposal with a unanimous vote, as well as the commitment made by the State of Illinois, Rockford Park District and Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau in making this a reality."

Sink Combs Dethlefs has been hired to lead the project’s architectural and engineering team, along with a team of local architectural and engineering firms who will serve as sub-consultants. The complex is one of four projects included in the region’s Reclaiming First , a master strategy to revamp sports tourism in the city. The region will also be advancing the expansion and renovation of its existing Indoor Sports Center and Sportscore One and Two complexes.

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

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