(HARRISBURG) – The Nittany Valley Sports Centre will receive $1.5 million in state funds toward completion of the second phase of constructing a facility to host year-round youth and adult sporting events, according to state Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
“Construction of this facility means year round training and fitness opportunities for area kids and families,” Senator Corman said. “At the same time, our area will then play host to a number of regional and national indoor tournaments. The economic benefits of this investment in our community will positively impact many other sectors as we welcome visitors to our area.”
Senator Corman said the money comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP), which is designed to assist in the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.
“This will provide a chance for kids and adults to stay active in league sports during the winter months without having to travel,” Senator Corman said. “As tournament play ramps up, the local economy will receive a boost from those traveling to participate in the activities offered there. It’s a win-win for our community.”
Nittany Valley Sports Centre plans a 70,000 sq. ft. indoor sports complex at the intersection of Fox Hill and Bernel roads in Patton Township. The grant will be used to prepare the site for construction, install the pre-engineered metal building along with the basketball courts. Masonry, doors/windows, mechanical and electrical contracts, woods/plastics, and thermal and moisture protection also are part of the construction. Once complete, the facility will host local youth and adult leagues and tournaments for basketball, volleyball, futsal and indoor field hockey tournaments.