Massive Mesa sports complex breaks ground Friday

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A 320-acre sports and entertainment complex will break ground in Mesa on Friday.

Legacy Sports Park anticipates it will draw more than 3 million visitors annually, add 1,500 jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in direct economy impact to the Valley. Developers say it will be the largest privately-owned multi-sport facility in the U.S.

The park will be at Ellsworth and Pecos roads, just east of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Outdoor facilities:

  • A multi-field soccer complex that includes 21 soccer fields with the ability to expand to 50
  • An 8,000-seat multi-purpose stadium
  • Soccer Performance Playground mirrored after Manchester United’s performance playground
  • Twenty sand volleyball courts, including one stadium court
  • Forty pickleball courts, including one stadium court
  • Six sand soccer fields
  • Eight baseball/softball fields including one baseball/softball stadium
  • A 50-acre special events area for concerts, festivals, and events
  • A multipurpose outdoor amphitheater designed for concerts, family shows, exhibitions, and conventions

Indoor facilities:

  • Sixty-two volleyball courts including one multi-purpose arena
  • Sixteen NBA-size basketball courts with one multi-purpose arena
  • Six Olympic-size futsal courts
  • A 75,000-square-foot eSports arena
  • A 50,000-square-foot venue for gymnastics, cheer, and dance center
  • A youth gym/childcare center
  • Yoga studios
  • A 25,000-square-foot sports performance center headed up by Olympic Gold Medalist Dan O’Brien
  • A 25,000-square-foot general fitness center, with health, fitness, wellness and nutrition coaches
  • A 20,000-square-foot sports bar and restaurant
  • Food courts
  • Athletic apparel shops


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