By Caitlin Schmidt | Arizona Daily Star
A new top-of-the-line sports facility being built on Tucson’s south side is expected to generate millions in revenue while providing premium play space for local athletes as well as regional and national sporting events.
In early December, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a $9.6 million funding increase for an expansion of Kino Sports Complex, adding 145 acres south of the existing 155-acre complex.
Construction for the first phase of development has already begun and will include facilities for 12 natural grass, sand-based multiuse fields, parking and an entrance from Benson Highway. The first phase also includes 20 pickleball courts and related infrastructure, including concessions, lockers and an area for players and vendors.