County Council approves $750,000 for Deaconess Aquatic Center

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The Vanderburgh County Council has approved $750,000 to pay for the new Deaconess Aquatic Center in Evansville.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — More money has been approved to pay for the new Deaconess Aquatic Center in Evansville.

On Wednesday, the Vanderburgh County Council directed $750,000 for the project.

That money will come from Convention & Visitors Bureau funds.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the hope is for the Center to host competitive swimming events.

He says the Center will be able to hold 900 spectators, which is something no other aquatic center in the region is able to do.

Ground was broken last month.

The center is expected to be open in the summer of 2021.

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(This story was originally published on January 9, 2020)

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