Feasibility study says $5-7 million for sports complex

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

City officials have received the feasibility study on a proposed sports complex that will be built from a proposed increased in the tourism tax.
Voters in the city will decide the fate of the tax in less than a month.
Grenada City Manager Trey Baker confirmed that he, Tourism Executive Director Gary Worsham and Matthew Harrison, the executive director of the Grenada Economic Development District, were delivered copies of the study conducted by the University of Southern Mississippi.
The details of the study will be shared with the public during  the first of two community forums on Thursday at the Regions Center.   “We have the feasibility study back along with the bonding numbers, and it shows that we can build a competitive sports complex from $5 to $7 million of building capacity,” Baker said. “I feel good about it. In the meantime, Matt, Gary and myself will meet and do some additional planning.”
A series of two town hall forums have been scheduled for this month as the city prepares for an October 2 election.
The first is set for Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 at the Regions Center and the second Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 at the Grenada County Office Building.

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