Perseverance applies to building sports parks, too. And we believe this sports park is a win for the City of Corpus Christi. It’s a revenue generator and it provides a place to support sports activities and a healthy lifestyle without using tax dollars to build it.
As you can see from the timeline graphic above, the city and SQH Sports have worked years on this project to assure that it’s the very best sports park for residents and visitors.
Since we were awarded the contract for the project in 2015, we’ve supported and answered the city’s need for changes, additions or studies. They requested an expansion of the sports park, adding more fields and courts, and we did. They asked us to generate engineering studies relative to wastewater and utility development, and we did. They asked us to develop the road to connect communities to Oso Parkway and we put that in the plan.
Late last year, the city finalized the location. In April, city staff requested that city council amend the lease. A large chunk of the land is within the 100-year floodplain, which prevents development—but without it SQH would not be able to build the road and nature trail.
The city staff are working diligently to assure the project exceeds standards. They want to provide a sports hub in this community which will be a source of pride for residents. SQH is investing more than $25 million to make this sports park the crown jewel of sports in Texas. We believe our perseverance will be a win for Corpus Christi.