Develop a portion, 80-100 acres, of state school property into the premiere sports complex in the northeast. Sports have the ability to add to value to the community, health, and wellness of its citizens and generate tourism-related revenue through tournaments and events. Our vision is to turn what was once a controversial and neglected piece of state-owned property into a unique and valuable asset, which showcases NH, for residents and visitors alike. A sports complex will enhance the future development of the state school property and support the efforts laid out in the Master Plan for the City of Laconia.
LAKES REGION SPORTS COMPLEX
Access & Opportunity
Sports are community oriented and youth focused. A Sports Complex supports local & regional sport organizations and promotes health & wellness to residents and visitors alike. A mix use indoor/outdoor complex will be low impact to the community and maintain green space on the property.
Economic Impact & Tourism
Sports tourism has experienced the fastest growth out of any segment in the travel industry and is considered to be recession resistant when compared to other verticals. In 2017, over 35 million people traveled with an overnight stay to watch or play an amateur sporting event, resulting in $11.4 billion in direct visitor spending.
Room nights & economic impact
Branding, perception & image
Quality of life & community enhancement
Fundraising/charitable contributions associated with events/sports
Private sector business
SPORT COMPLEX EXAMPLES
National Sports Center Blaine, MN
Rocky Top Sports World, Gatlinburg, TN
Frequently Asked Questions
What sports will be offered at the Lakes Region Sports Complex?
At this point in the process it is still too early to answer this question. Once the Lakeshore Redevelopment Commission has greenlighted further research and development of the Sports Complex option we will be able to conduct a feasibilty study and economic impact analysis.
During this stage of the process the Lakes Region Sports Coalition will work with all industry stakeholders to determine interest, opportunity and potential for what facilities to build and which sports to offer. This will be led by the Lakeshore Redevelopment Commission and any consulting groups they hire.
Will this be an indoor or outdoor sports complex?
One of the goals we have for the sports complex development is for it to offer year round access and opportunity for our residents as well as create year round tourism and economic impact. Due to the nature of our climate and in order to accommplish these goals, we envision this complex to offer both indoor and outdoor facilities and programming.
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