Worcester Considers Economics of New Sports Complex 

A new, wholly county-operated sports complex in Worcester County could generate about $500,000 annually in local revenues, according to an economic impact study commissioned by the county.

Crossroads Consulting Services presented the Worcester County Commissioners with a report detailing the potential costs and revenues associated the contemplated outdoor facility, which would cost $25-$30 million to build. It would operate at a loss of at least $136,000 a year.

The complex under consideration would include eight tournament-quality rectangular turf fields, support buildings and parking, on a property at least 40 acres in size.

The county commissioners are mulling it over, and have taken no further action thus far. If they decide to move forward, the next step is a second study that would outline potential design and construction costs.

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