$15M Sports Project Kicks Off

$15M Sports Project Kicks Off

The City of Noblesville, along with its partner Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities, LLC is kicking off construction on its $15 million, 130,000-square-foot youth sports facility, the Noblesville Fieldhouse at Finch Creek Park today. Located on Boden Road, the facility includes five hardwood courts, 75,000 square feet of indoor turf and a 10,000-square-foot physical therapy office.

The Noblesville Fieldhouse will house tournaments for basketball and volleyball teams with other competitive events for cheerleading, as well as new sports growing in popularity such as futsal and pickleball. Indoor turf fields with batting equipment will allow for baseball and softball practice, as well as games for soccer, flag football and lacrosse.

Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities, LLC owns and operates Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse at Grand Park in Westfield. Their role in the Noblesville public-private partnership would include owning and operating the new facility, as well as marketing and scheduling its rentals.

In addition to athletics, the facility will include an indoor/outdoor concession area, a second-floor mezzanine balcony overlooking the playing surfaces and high-definition cameras to bring visitors in even closer to the action.

The Noblesville Fieldhouse will encompass 10 acres within the 203 acres of Finch Creek Park. Noblesville’s sixth city park is expected to break ground in late spring 2017. The park will be built in phases beginning with the southeast portion just north of the Blue Ridge Creek neighborhood development on Boden Road.

To help fund the project, the City of Noblesville will contribute $600,000 per year of new revenue from the facility’s property taxes and rental fees of the city’s Fieldhouse time and offset by the sale of 10 acres of land for $1 million. In addition, Noblesville would contribute a maximum of $200,000 of new dollars annually. City officials pledge that funding would not come from the general fund.