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Investing in our youth

Downtown Sports Complex

The City of Rockford received a grant award of $4,000,000.00 from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for the planning and development of the Downtown Sports Complex. The project goals are to completely renovate a municipally-owned, former industrial structure into an indoor, multi-sport hard-court recreational facility. In addition to providing state-of-the-art recreational facilities for Rockford’s residents, the Ingersoll renovations will create a facility capable of hosting amateur sports tournaments which are projected to bring $8.4 million of additional revenue, 80% of which will come from out-of-state visitors, into our region annually in the facility’s first years of operation. This revenue inflow will result in the creation of more than 130 secondary jobs throughout the region and twenty permanent, full-time equivalent primary jobs which will be created by the Rockford Park District to operate and maintain the facility. Construction of the Ingersoll facility will create 125 construction jobs.

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Downtown Sports Complex ©  301 S. Water Street  Rockford, IL 61104