Ground has been broken for the new Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports Complex. Officials from the city of Evansville and Vanderburgh County joined the CVB in turning shovels at the site of the 96- acre complex.

Eight baseball-softball fields will be located on land adjacent to the Goebel Soccer Fields on Green River Road.

The county lodging tax will fund the $14-million project.

Bob Warren, the Director of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau says that the new facility will bring between $13 and $16-million annually to the Evansville area. Hotels, restaurants and shopping centers are expected to benefit from the sports complex.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke (Photo by Johnny Kincaid)
County Council President Tom Shetler (Photo by Johnny Kincaid)
CVB Director Bob Warren (Photo by Johnny Kincaid)