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Board Action: $1 Million Awarded to Pella Sports Park Project

Posted on: June 12, 2013

Jessica O'Riley, Vision Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority
515.725.3085
visioniowa@iowa.gov

June 12, 2013 (Des Moines) – The Vision Iomyewa Board awarded a $1,000,000 grant to a sports park project in Pella. The grant was approved today by the Vision Iowa Board at their meeting in Des Moines.

The following project was approved for a grant awarded from the Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) Fund:

Pella Sports Park Project - Pella
Total Project Cost: $7,576,000
Amount Requested: $1,088,986
Amount Awarded: $1,000,000
Award Contingencies: Completion of fundraising within 30 days.

This project includes the construction of four Little League fields, one Babe Ruth field and five multi-purpose fields, plus adequate amenities in an 105-acre area as well as a main concession stand, batting cages, playground area, picnic areas, lighting and centralized parking.

The Vision Iowa Program provides financial incentives to communities for the construction of recreational, cultural, educational or entertainment facilities that enhance the quality of life in Iowa. Currently, 374 CAT awards have been granted by the board, totaling $140,595,090. The next Vision Iowa Board meeting is scheduled for September 11, 2013, in Urbandale.

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