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Cabarrus County hopes to hit a home run with new sports fields

CABARRUS COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Cabarrus County leaders will soon be receiving feedback on the design of sports fields at Mt. Pleasant. The fields will be part of a larger campus along Washington Street that includes a new library/senior center. Officials are asking residents to share what they would like incorporated into the plan for the 29-acre site.

Community members are invited to a drop-in meeting on Tuesday, January 25 from 4-6 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Senior Center (8615 Park Dr.).

Representatives from the county and project design firm Benesch are seeking answers to questions such as:

  • What sports and outdoor activities are important to you?
  • Are you satisfied with the sports fields in the eastern part of Cabarrus?

The information will be used to inform layout and function.

With the 2018 sale of the former Mt. Pleasant Middle School, the eastern part of the county lost several football and baseball fields. The new site is dedicated to sports and outdoor activities with the primary function of supporting City of Mt. Pleasant sports, park enthusiasts and visitors from across the region.

Cabarrus County has a solid reputation for its sports facilities. From the variety and scale of the grounds at Frank Liske Park to a collaborative investment in area high school grass pitches, the focus on the grounds has generated local appeal and attention within the sports tourism industry.

Officials estimate that construction will begin in 2022 and continue through 2024.

County officials will continue to provide updates through online meetings and communication channels. Visit the website at www.cabarruscounty.us and follow the county of Cabarrus to facebook.com/cabarruscounty and on Twitter @CabarrusCounty.

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