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Waimea, gets $ 45M sports complex.



Waimea, gets $ 45M sports complex.




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With a cost of $45 million and with a maintenance of $380,000 spread over 78 acres, Waimea Sports Complex would have a baseball and softball complex, soccer complex, track and field infrastructure, football field, covered basketball courts, pavilions, bathrooms, bicycle and pedestrian path, circulation and parking, and landscaping and water features. The project, developed over the course of many community meetings in Waimea, would be built in five phases. Several members of the Waimea community testified in favor of the complex, including student athletes who spoke of a lack of adequate sports facilities in Waimea and saw the project as an opportunity to attract off-island sports teams. The project received mixed reaction from council members. Some were critical of a single project that would cost nearly the same as the county’s entire proposed budget for capital improvement projects in Fiscal Year 2014. Others saw it as opportunity to promote health, tourism and business on