Henderson, Ky. (WEHT) – City and county leaders in Henderson are considering a proposal which would bring a new sports complex to the city.
During a joint city-county meeting on Tuesday, a proposal was presented to have city leaders form a sports advisory board. That board would oversee construction of the new facility. It could possibly be built on land at the now vacant Municipal Golf Course.
Initial plans presented call for building four tournament quality baseball/softball fields. The idea is for those fields to replace the aging ones at the PCMA Youth Facility.
“Anybody that’s been to the PCMA Facility lately is aware that it’s in pretty bad shape,” said local advocate Preston Herndon. “There’s water drainage issues, the condition of fields, playing facilities, water leaks, the lighting, there’s so much that needs to be done that really refurbishing that property is not an option.”
The project is estimated to cost $4 million. The city and county would pay some, while the rest could come from donations and grants.
(This story was originally published on July 23, 2019)