A new regional sports facility in Gresham, will boost the local and state economies through the attraction of visitors to our community. A 12-week feasibility study will show the potential growth and would look something like this for the first year; 61 Events-1,700 teams participating in our Civil Rights tournaments, impact to the city 23 million dollars. In addition, it would create new jobs through the construction phase and full-time employment once operational. Ultimately, the State and City will benefit from substantial new revenue streams that could not be realized without the existence of the facility. As our community continues to grow as a sports destination, a new sports facility would allow the region to attract events that we have not been able to host due to lack of facilities. It will provide an exceptional experience for local athletes as well as for athletes and their fans coming from across the country and overseas.
Sports improve learning and teach accountability, dedication, and leadership, among many other traits. Sports contribute to growing a healthy, vibrant community where everyone can participate!