City of Bridgeport holds groundbreaking for indoor recreation complex

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City of Bridgeport and residents of the city gathered at the future site of the Bridgeport indoor sports and recreation complex Thursday.

Bridgeport implemented a one percent sales tax to build the facility. A ground breaking ceremony was held for the city’s master plan park. The indoor complex will be adjacent to the current outdoor sports and recreation complex that opened in 2012.

“The main thing is, this is an all inclusive facility, it has a little bit of everything. It has ball courts, aquatics, it has many different components to it, and that is what is the great thing about it, it’s not towards one sport like some facilities are,” said Andy Lang, Mayor for the City of Bridgeport.

The project of an indoor sports facility was brought before council in 2014. Council members said this master plan park allows for future growth.

“We also continue to have special meetings to follow up on this facility. We still have the final design of the structure, final financing management, and other things to consider to get under way here towards the end of the year,” said Lang.

Council hopes a contract for the future facility will be awarded in early 2019, and hopes to have construction completed in late 2020.

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