The former Ingersoll manufacturing complex will soon be home to eight basketball courts, 14 volleyball courts, an extreme sports park, children's play area, and much more.
The Rockford City Council approved financing to turn the 115,000 square foot building into an indoor amateur sports complex last Monday. During that meeting, Sink Combs Dethlefs, an athletic facility design team out of Chicago, was hired to lead the project's architectural and engineering team. A team of local architectural and engineering firms will assist with the project.
Construction is anticipated to begin this year with completion by fall 2014. The complex will be operated by the Rockford Park District and sales, marketing, and booking of amateur sports tournaments will be handled by the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. The complex is expected to host over 30 amateur tournaments each year.
The project is one of four included in Rockford's Reclaiming First plan. The plan calls for the expansion and modernization of the existing Indoor Sports center and Sportscore One and Two complexes.