Study Recommends Mishawaka Sports Facility

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The study compared similar facilities throughout Indiana, including the Jonathan Byrds Fieldhouse at Grand Park in Westfield. The study compared similar facilities throughout Indiana, including the Jonathan Byrds Fieldhouse at Grand Park in Westfield.

A study commissioned by Visit South Bend Mishawaka recommends construction of a nearly $33 million indoor sports facility in Mishawaka. The study, conducted by Chicago-based Hunden Strategic Partners, says the facility could generate more than $530 million in economic impact over 20 years.

The study recommends a nearly 118,000 square-foot facility that could seat approximately 2,000 spectators. It would include a six-lane, 200-meter track and enough space for eight basketball courts or 16 volleyball courts. 

"A new indoor multi-court, multi-use sports facility would serve a local audience well and tap into an already strong regional demand in youth sports, along with providing a space for volleyball, pickleball, wrestling, cheer camps, indoor track and field and other flat floor events," the study says. "Given the quality and capacity of a new South Bend/Mishawaka indoor facility, opening the door to creating major new regional tournaments should be highly achievable." 

The study estimates the facility would operate at a deficit for the first ten years of operation. You can view the full study by clicking here.

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