Business Journal: Placer Sports Facility Planned
An enormous sports complex is being proposed for Placer County.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
A business group called Placer County Tourism has authorized $40,000 for a feasibility study. The question is whether and how a huge sports complex of 100 acres or more could be built, to cash in on south Placer’s growing reputation for amateur sports.
The vision calls for more than a dozen soccer fields, eight softball diamonds, and a building for basketball, volleyball and more. It would cost millions. Getting the land would be expensive …but south Placer has a history of large landowners offering big tracts of land for public use if they can develop other property. By summer, Placer County Tourism hopes to issue a public report on how to proceed