The land which SQH Sports is leasing from the city of Corpus Christi does not have access to a sewer. The city agreed to bring a wastewater line to the lease property, allowing the proper infrastructure to be built and making the land feasible for development. SQH Sports will be assuming responsibility for sewer access and the lift station necessary to support the wastewater line; these two items, which are key to getting construction underway, are at no cost to taxpayers.
“Today’s amendment is a key component to making the sports park a reality,” said Bert Quintanilla, Vice President of Governmental Affairs of SQH Sports & Entertainment. “The last hurdle is the private acquisition of an additional 68 acres of adjacent land so that we can build an amazing park that meets the city’s requirements,” he said.
SQH Sports is working with the Community Foundation to purchase the additional acreage and hopes to finalize the transaction in May. Once the final land acquisition is completed, the sports park could be opened within 18 months of breaking ground. The actual timeline for that is largely dependent on finalizing the additional land acquisition needed for the sports park.
SQH Sports has a contract with the city to lease city-owned land on which to build a regional sports park. The park is an all-inclusive sports complex that features a multi-use field house, numerous indoor and outdoor fields for a variety of sports, all professionally maintained and surrounded by full lights to maximize night play.