$200 million sports complex to be announced in Stonecrest
21 February 2017
The Atlanta Sports Connection is working together to put together a multimillion dollar 200-acre indoor-outdoor sports and entertainment complex in the new DeKalb County city of Stonecrest.
Officials are set to announce the project at a midday news conference Wednesday on the site of the new complex, located across from the Mall at Stonecrest along Interstate 20.
11Alive obtained preliminary plans for the complex, which included office and restaurant space, outdoor covered sports training areas, a hospitality complex, a 1500 seat soccer stadium, 17 soccer fields, two baseball fields, an extreme sports area, and indoor football and basketball facilities.
The complex is projected to have an annual $200 million economic impact and create about 2,000 new jobs. It will include 22 different team sports, with 24 playing fields for soccer, football and baseball, eight basketball courts, a sports medicine pavilion and a 15,000-seat professional stadium.
The complex will be owned and operated by the Atlanta Sports Connection and be backed and partnered with its team of business partners and advisors with years of success in strategic planning, operations, financial management and sports training.