Open House Set for Ottumwa Indoor Sports Complex


The community is being invited to an open house regarding the upcoming sports complex.

The Southeast Iowa Sports Commission invites the public to an open house to view plans for a new indoor sports complex on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 4-7 p.m. at the Bridge View Center. The event will serve as the launch of the project’s capital campaign, with commission committee members and project partners on hand to share information and answer questions regarding the initiative.

Construction of the complex is planned just west of the Beach Ottumwa in Sycamore Park. Once opened, the complex will address a critically unmet need for indoor recreation facilities available in the Ottumwa community and Southeast Iowa. The proposed state-of-the-art facility will provide three full size basketball courts, four volleyball courts, a 9v9 turf soccer field, softball and baseball infields, two batting cages, a turf football field, track, concessions, offices, and the ability to host birthdays, conferences, and events.

In addition to addressing the critical need, the facility will be an economic driver as the facility will attract visitors from across the region with its capacity to host large tournaments and events, bringing a positive financial impact to local businesses. The campaign is supported in partnership with JBS USA, Ottumwa Legacy Foundation, Wapello County Board of Supervisors, the City of Ottumwa, Ottumwa Community School District, MidAmerican Energy, Rotary Club of Ottumwa, and the Ottumwa A Club.  

Donations can be made by mailing a contribution to Southeast Iowa Sports Commission, PO Box 1848 Ottumwa, IA  52501, or online at [email protected]  For more information about the campaign or project, please contact TJ Heller at 641-799-3922

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