A new sports complex in central Nebraska will be called the Pinnacle Bank Sports Complex after a naming rights deal was announced this week ahead of the targeted groundbreaking this year.
The first phase of the venue in Grand Island will have 12 full-sized basketball/volleyball/multi-use courts for team practices and for tournaments that will draw teams from outside the region. The court and open space will be available for other athletic uses such as dance, wrestling, cheerleading, yoga/exercise classes and other community events. Phase one will also include batting cages and pitching tunnels. Phase Two will include a fieldhouse with regulation artificial turf for baseball and softball, as well as football, soccer, lacrosse and rugby. An aquatics center will feature a 25-yard competition-level pool for swimming and diving large enough to accommodate multiple team practices and events.
The venue will be a community-managed, nonprofit indoor sporting facility designed for youth community sports. The $35 million indoor sporting facility will be located in Hall County and easily accessible from Interstate 80. The facility will be “fan-centered” with a large parking area, ample spectator seating on two levels and multiple restroom facilities. Concessions will also be available.
The land for the venue has been donated by the Bosselman family. Funding for capital construction, operations, endowments and programming will consist of earned revenue, private contributions, philanthropic support and corporate support. In addition the complex is applying for two separate legislative bills that have been established to support the financing of sports facilities. The Pinnacle Bank Sports Complex plans to be a Nebraska nonprofit corporation managed by a community-based board of directors.