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Springfield purchases Fieldhouse Sportscenter | KOLR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board purchased the Fieldhouse Sportscenter on Tuesday. 

The Fieldhouse will be closed until October 8th while the Park Board staff installs new technology, equipment, and supplies. 

The Fieldhouse will reopen October 9th for a tournament, and youth basketball and volleyball leagues will play starting October 11th. 

Registration for fall youth basketball and volleyball leagues is open through Friday, Oct. 1st: 

Fall volleyball leagues are for grades 3-8. The season is eight weeks, beginning the week of Oct. 11th. Register as an individual, $175/player, or by team, $300/team. Sign up here by Oct. 1st. 

Fall basketball leagues are for grades K-8, recreational and competitive divisions. The season is nine weeks guaranteed, beginning the week of Oct. 11th, with playoffs in Week 10. Register by team only, $350/team. Sign up here by Oct. 1st.

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City of Springfield now owner of the Fieldhouse basketball-volleyball training facility

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The city of Springfield is now the proud owner of a south side multiple-court basketball and volleyball training facility known for hosting competitive leagues and tournaments.

The 46,000 square-foot Fieldhouse Sportscenter was built in 2013 near the intersection of Kansas Expressway and the James River Freeway. The privately-owned facility was never publicly put up for sale but the owners, wanting to spend more family time, approached the city earlier this year about buying them out.

On Monday night the city council voted 8-1 to purchase the property for $6 million, which is $2 million below the appraised value thanks to a discount offered by the owners.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will run the facility.

“We’re very excited about it all,” said Springfield-Greene Co. Park Board Director Bob Belote. “This is an incredible opportunity for the park system and I think our Springfield community at-large.”

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