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Delaware Sports Facilities Receive 11.3M USD for Pickleball Upgrades

Delaware Sports Facilities Receive 11.3M USD for Pickleball Upgrades: Delaware’s sports landscape is set for transformation with a substantial $11.3 million grant from the Sports Tourism Capital Investment Fund. Aimed at enhancing sports facilities across the state, this funding will improve infrastructure at key venues like DE TURF, Midway Motion & Fitness, STATS Tournaments, and Indoor Track Delaware. These improvements are expected to elevate Delaware’s appeal as a destination for regional and national tournaments, catering to a diverse range of sports enthusiasts and boosting the local economy through increased tourism.

Funding Boost for Delaware Sports Facilities

Delaware’s sports facilities are set for a substantial upgrade with an injection of $11.3 million from the Sports Tourism Capital Investment Fund. Out of 18 applicants, grants were awarded to enhance infrastructure at key venues across the state.

Jessica Welch, Director of the Delaware Tourism Office, highlights that sports tourism significantly drives Delaware’s economy, drawing thousands of visitors annually and generating millions of dollars in revenue.
“This funding will go a long way in ensuring that our state can offer top-notch facilities to teams and event operators for years to come”- (Jessica Welch)

1. Enhancements at DE TURF

Enhancements at DE TURF Delaware Sports Facilities Receive 11.3M USD for Pickleball Upgrades 1

DE TURF in Frederica secures $3 million to expand its capacity and amenities. Plans include tripling stadium seating to 3,000 and constructing a new tournament facility, aiming to elevate its status as a premier host for regional and national tournaments.

3. Midway Motion & Fitness: New Pickleball Complex

Midway Motion & Fitness: New Pickleball Complex Delaware Sports Facilities Receive 11.3M USD for Pickleball Upgrades

Midway Motion & Fitness in Rehoboth Beach receives $2 million to develop a state-of-the-art pickleball complex. Featuring 12 indoor and four outdoor courts, the facility will meet rigorous standards for hosting American Pickleball Association-sanctioned tournaments.

3. STATS Tournaments: Field Upgrades

STATS Tournaments: Field Upgrades Delaware Sports Facilities Receive 11.3M USD for Pickleball Upgrades

STATS Tournaments in Bear allocates $300,000 to enhance existing facilities. This includes installing stadium lights at two fields and adding a baseball and softball field to meet the growing demand from teams and tournament organizers.

4.Indoor Track Delaware: Major Investment in Wilmington

Indoor Track Delaware: Major Investment in Wilmington Delaware Sports Facilities Receive 11.3M USD for Pickleball Upgrades

The largest award of $6 million goes to Indoor Track Delaware in Wilmington. The funding will support the construction of a new indoor track facility adjacent to Chase Fieldhouse. Designed for multi-sport use, the venue aims to attract a diverse range of events and competitions.

News in Brief: Delaware Sports Facilities Receive 11.3M USD for Pickleball Upgrades

In a significant boost to Delaware’s sports tourism sector, the Sports Tourism Capital Investment Fund has allocated $11.3 million to upgrade four prominent sports facilities. DE TURF plans to expand seating and amenities, Midway Motion & Fitness will develop a state-of-the-art pickleball complex, STATS Tournaments will enhance field lighting and add new baseball and softball fields, and Indoor Track Delaware will construct a versatile indoor track facility. These enhancements are designed to attract more out-of-state visitors, support economic growth, and establish Delaware as a premier destination for sports events and competitions.

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