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Norfolk, Neb. leaders work to build an indoor sports facility

NORFOLK, NE. (KTIV/US92) - The Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau joined with various city and county leaders to fund a study into building an indoor facility in the Norfolk area.

By doing this it would allow for soccer, baseball and other outdoor sports to be played year-round.

Some residents got an initial look at how a feasibility study into such a facility is progressing.

Project consultants said, an initial needs survey of area residents called for a 170,000 square foot facility, which would potentially carry a 40-50 million dollar price tag.

Consultants said, that's not realistic for a service area of about 100,000 people, but they said a committee formed to try and build the rec center has a pretty good grasp on what the area could build.

Jeff King, Indoor Rec Project Consultant said, "There's been a sense of conservatism and being realistic with the capital that would be required to develop a facility. I've actually been impressed with the approach that the steering committee has taken."

Visitors Bureau officials said, any new facility would have to be some type of partnership likely between public and private entities.

The next step is narrowing down exactly what type of facility is needed, and how much money is needed to make it a reality.

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