City takes next step in La Vista sports complex

JE Dunn voted as contractor
City takes next step in La Vista sports complex
Posted at 9:10 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 23:26:45-04

The groundbreaking for the Nebraska Multi-Sport Complex was one year ago. The complex will be built on the 200 acres that sit off 120th Street and Giles Road.

The plans include an Olympic-sized pool from the 2012 swim trials, soccer fields, and tennis courts.

On Thursday, the city named the contractor who would front the project, JE Dunn from Kansas City.

Nearby businesses are thrilled to hear the project took a step forward.

“We are all very excited for it," Josh Galvin said. "We have just been wondering what has been going on."

Galvin owns Beyond Golf, which sits just west of where the complex will be built.

“They told us 1.5 million people a year will come to this area," he said. "We are hoping we can catch a small percentage of that."

Nearby hotel My Place was also excited to hear about the progress.

“We are extended stay, where all of our rooms have a kitchen in them, so for tournaments — parents love that,” Regional Manager Katie Seitz said.

There are still questions and doubts if the project will get done. Mayor Doug Kindig addressed the media, saying the project will be finished, it is just a long process.

The original price tag for the complex was $125 million, but Kindig said they will now go into negotiations with JE Dunn to figure out an exact price and the final scope of the project.

While there is no timeline for those negations, the projected 2018 timeline is still the goal.