Committee discusses design of upcoming sportsplex

Published: Sep. 12, 2023 at 7:59 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro’s Steering Committee joined on Monday to discuss the exterior of the new sportsplex.

Chairman Kevin Hodges said that after talking with the architects, they have narrowed the six exterior designs down to two potential designs.

The committee plans to do some tweaking of the two designs and is hoping to select one at the next meeting, which will be held at noon Sept. 26 at First Security Bank on Red Wolf Boulevard.

In the designs, the gymnasium will sit down in a “4-foot step-off area” due to the land being on an 8-foot slope. This will save money on some of the site work, as well as give natural seating. Hodges described it as if you’ll be able to look down at the court.

The architectural team is expected to complete their schematic design this week.

Workgroups will soon begin having their own meetings to go over all the interior details. Groups consist of the large areas of the sportsplex (aquatic center, gym, turf, concessions, etc.)