ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Base Foundation unveils plans for nation’s largest indoor/outdoor Baseball/softball complex in Chesterfield Valley.
St. Louis Cardinals Coach Mike Metheny tells KMOX the goal, reach as many teams, players, coaches, and parents as possible. “We bring kids in, yet have a great baseball experience, but after that it’s about teaching, it’s going to be very education centered. Every kid that comes in here, plays in a tournament, they’re going to go through some educational forums where they elect what they want to attend and they’re going to be taught some things about competition.”
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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This week, Big Sports Properties revealed plans for a proposed new 50-acre multi-sport athletic complex in the Chesterfield Valley. The “PowerPlex” would be the largest indoor/outdoor sports complex in the United States.
Source: Business Journal
The project, backed by St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny, was initially estimated to cost $42 million but is now expected to cost $55 million and will be developed on a 74 acre site in Chesterfield Valley.
Mike Matheny- St Louis Cardinals Manager- POWERPlex Investor
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Mike Matheny, Manager for the St. Louis Cardinals, discusses the different phases that will be coming to the POWERPlex as well its benefits for kids.
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On Thursday night, the Baseball and Softball Education (BASE) Foundation unveiled its proposal during a fundraiser at Ballpark Village for the POWERplex, a 74-plus-acre campus to include dual-sport domes, multiple turfed fields, and educational facilities aimed at attracting traveling youth and amateur sports teams from across the county.
The energy and excitement around the POWERplex project continues to grow, said Rick Sems, President of the BASE Foundation Board of Directors.
“Today, we share some incredible contributions from individuals, companies, and community leaders who believe in making St. Louis a great youth sports town,” added Sems.
An investment group led by Mike Matheny and Dan Buck will disclose more details regarding their planned Chesterfield sports complex, which is being called PowerPlex.
The project, initially estimated to cost $42 million but is now expected to cost $55 million, will be developed on a 74 acre site along North Outer 40 Road in Chesterfield Valley and include a dual-sports dome, multiple turfed fields and educational facilities to attract traveling youth and amateur sports teams.
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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) - A new “ballpark village” may be coming to Chesterfield; this one for actually playing baseball.
The proposed PowerPlex is a $55 million, 74-acre complex with domed fields and hard courts, plus a 2,500 seat stadium, as well as another temporary dome to keep outdoor fields covered during winter months. It would also include classrooms and a theater, with a focus on character education through sports.
ST. LOUIS — Dan Buck, Managing Partner of Big Sports Properties, visits Jamie Allman in the studio today to talk about Powerplex, an indoor multi-sport facility that is planned to be built east of the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. The project is designed to include a 5-acre dome with two fields, 12 hard-floor courts, a 2,500 seat stadium and a theatre for meetings and lectures. The project’s cost of $55 million is planned to be met by private donations. WATCH THE CLIP ONLY on The Allman Report - ABC 30 St. Louis.
Any lingering doubts about the feasibility of the proposed new sports and education complex in Chesterfield Valley, and the support and commitment behind it, likely fell by the wayside with the formal unveiling of project plans and the announcement of its major financial backing.
Among the key announcements made during the April 6 gathering of supporters, civic leaders, Cardinals officials and news media at the Brew House in Ballpark Village was a $6 million contribution from Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield. Rex is a financial executive, a political activist known for bankrolling the campaigns of political candidates and causes, and a philanthropist who has supported a variety of organizations and entities through the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.