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City Council Reviews Sports Complex Plan

The City of Palm Coast is pleased to announce the successful completion of the sports feasibility study, marking a significant milestone in the city’s ongoing efforts to enhance community amenities and stimulate economic growth. Set in motion in 2022 through the Strategic Action Plan process, the study sought to assess the viability of a proposed sports complex, considering factors such as economic impact, community engagement, and potential benefits for residents and visitors alike.
The comprehensive presentation was reviewed by the City Council on Tuesday and includes a regional gap analysis comparing similar facilities across the Southeast. The study is a crucial component of the City Council’s decision-making process regarding the development of this substantial community asset.
Acknowledging the growing need for recreation amenities as Palm Coast experiences smart-managed growth, the City Council approved the Parks Master Plan on December 5th. This plan outlines goals and strategies for the development of facilities that not only meet the demands of the expanding community but also position Palm Coast as a destination for sports enthusiasts, events, and tournaments.
The proposed sports complex, set to be located on the currently undeveloped western extent of Palm Coast, encompasses 112,000 square feet of indoor facilities with basketball courts, volleyball courts, multipurpose rooms, and support space. Outdoors, the facility would be comprised of 16 synthetic turf fields, four natural grass fields, five support buildings, and a court for food trucks. This future venue has the potential to serve as an economic catalyst for the prosperity of Palm Coast, attracting visitors and creating sustainable revenue streams.
The city is strategically working on various initiatives to make the sports complex a reality, including seeking private funding. Several companies have an interest in helping build, manage, and fund these types of projects.