La Vista, Nebraska, announced Friday that the Nebraska MultiSport Complex’s first phase will open this fall with all‐turf, lighted multipurpose fields that will be home to several sports, which include soccer, baseball, fastpitch softball, lacrosse, flag football and rugby.
In addition, the facility will host national and regional tournaments and competitions. Several fields will be ready for play this fall and all 12 fields will be ready by spring 2023.
“We are excited that the vision of a premier multisport facility in Nebraska is becoming a reality that will benefit the community and region surrounding the City of La Vista, as well as our entire state,” said Mike Cassling, chairman of the board of directors for Nebraska MultiSport Complex. “The Nebraska MultiSport Complex will not only provide access for all ages to highquality, year‐round athletic facilities and sports programming needed to pursue a healthy lifestyle and competitive goals, the facility will host local, regional and national events that will have significant and recurring economic impact for the City of La Vista and Nebraska.”
The championship field complex is expected to draw more than 32,000 overnight visitors plus 39,200 local visitors. The facility also will create jobs during and post construction.
“This is an exciting day for the City of La Vista,” Mayor Doug Kindig said. “The Nebraska MultiSport Complex will encourage economic development, growth and bring visitors to our city. We will have a significant increase in room nights and out of town visitors to the complex that will drive tourism development.”
The complex’s local partners include Alliance Soccer Leagues, AstroTurf, Bellevue University, Evolution Soccer Club, KC Sports and NCSL.
“Local and regional sports teams currently leave Nebraska to compete due to limited venues in our state,” said Lisa Roskens, a member of the Nebraska MultiSport Board of Directors. “We revisited the design of the facility layout and added baseball and fast‐pitch softball fields in addition to other field sports. The new facility also will offer more fitness opportunities for adults, while providing a place for young children to learn sports in a supportive atmosphere.”