The Hopkinsville Sportsplex is open for business after hosting a celebratory ribbon cutting Wednesday evening.
Despite the cold temperatures, hundreds of citizens came out to celebrate the $5.56 million project located next to the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Magistrate Darrell Gustafson thanked the members of the fiscal court and said this was another great day in the life of Hopkinsville.
“To me, this project is a perfect example of what can be accomplished when a city and county government work together, all on the same page,” Gustafson said. “We work together not for personal recognition, but for what will improve the lives of those we serve.”
Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks said more than 3,000 people came to the Sportplex during soft opening in the fall. The facility houses multiple basketball and volleyball as well as a turf soccer field and batting cages for softball and baseball. Rates to reserve space at the Sportsplex are located on their website.
The Sportsplex is funded as part of the city-county community collaboration known as Hopkinsville-Christian County WINS and will host recreational and tournament events.