Osceola County News Brief - Osceola County Breaks Ground on Austin-Tindall Expansion
A $10.7 million investment to expand the Austin-Tindall Sports Complex broke ground on Thursday.
Tourist Development Tax funds are being used to add five full-size playing fields, along with a new entrance that will help with the flow of traffic on Boggy Creek Road during events.
“This is a great way to ensure that this facility remains a flagship in attracting visiting athletes from around the world,” said Fred Hawkins, Jr., the Vice Chairman of the Osceola County Commission. The Complex is in Hawkins’ district. “Austin-Tindall is also a great resource for local athletes and their families. This project will complement that aspect. It is also significant that the new entrance will help manage traffic in and out of the property in this growing part of District 5.”
The lynchpin of the project is a Championship Soccer Stadium with 1,500 bleacher seats and room for approximately another 1,500 seats. A new concession building, paved areas for vehicles and marquee signage are also part of the project.
Originally constructed in 1993, the 100-acre complex was the practice facility for the 1994 Moroccan World Cup Team and the 1996 Japanese Olympic Team. In addition to soccer, Austin-Tindall hosts a variety of events with more than 30,000 athletes annually playing rugby, football, flag football, lacrosse, field hockey, ultimate Frisbee and more at the facility off Boggy Creek Road.