Senator Jake Corman (R-34) says that the Nittany Valley Sports Centre will get $1.5 million in state funds to build a second phase to host year-round youth and adult sporting events.
“Construction of this facility means year round training and fitness opportunities for area kids and families,” Senator Corman said in a statement. “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.”
The sports center 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 structure will host local youth and adult leagues and tournaments for basketball, volleyball, futsal and indoor field hockey tournaments.
The funding comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is designed to assist in the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.