Hey everyone! Travis back with some information about some Tampa Bay area events for you! This one is for sports lovers in the Tampa Bay area.
You can join Hillsborough County Commissioners, local sports leagues, and the Progress Village community in a Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Larry Sanders Progress Village Sports Complex (here's the address in case you need it: 5855 S. 78th Street in Tampa).
This long awaited state-of-the-art recreational facility will serve as the primary sports complex for several leagues in the Progress Village area. The 120 acres that make up this facility will provide a centralized space that will host multiple games simultaneously.
The complex includes four baseball fields, batting cages and two football fields, one with artificial sports turf. Additional features include bleachers, baseball and football storage buildings, a concession/meeting room building, landscaping and irrigation, maintenance building, two press boxes, sports field lighting system, and parking for more than 600 vehicles.
I feel obligated to say, on a personal level, I wish I would have had a complex this nice when I was a kid!!!! But I digress....
On December 15, 2010, the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners approved naming this sports complex in honor of Larry Sanders. Mr. Sanders has been actively involved in the lives of the youth in the Progress Village community for more than 30 years. He also established the Progress Village Panthers Football Organization, and has coached both softball and baseball for many years.
This $4.6 million project was funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Impact Fees from Parks Central Zone. If you're interested in event Photos from the grand opening, then just make sure you're in attendance!!!!
BUT, if you can't be there, view photos on Hillsborough County’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hillsboroughfl.
Hopefully I'll see you there! As always, keep checking back here for more updates about things to do in Tampa Bay and other Tampa Bay Entertainment options.