About the ProjectIn 2016, Metro Parks and the Tacoma School District conducted a comprehensive athletic field study that identified a community-wide shortfall of fields to meet current and future needs for youth and community sports and recreation.
In 2016, Metro Parks and the Tacoma School District conducted a comprehensive athletic field study that identified a community-wide shortfall of fields to meet current and future needs for youth and community sports and recreation. A subsequent feasibility analysis in 2019 further examined this need along with bringing a new soccer-specific professional sports stadium to the community. Although the second feasibility study proposed a possible site for the sports complex at the Tacoma Community College campus, the recommendation was not intended as a final determination on the location of this multi-field complex.
Metro Parks is now beginning to conduct a more detailed research and review process for potential sites- both those that have already been identified and new locations. Public outreach and engagement are significant components as we consider locations for this much needed complex.
The Tacoma Athletic Fields Siting project is a standalone project, unrelated to ongoing Heidelberg Sports Village and stadium analyses.
We have formed a diverse and comprehensive steering committee, made up of approximately 25 individuals who represent a wide variety of interests. This committee will assist staff in determining siting criteria and potential locations for this facility. Ultimately, the committee hopes to arrive at one or two preferred locations that will be forwarded to the Metro Parks Tacoma Board of Commissioners for their consideration.
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