By Steve Burks | AZ Big Media
More than 25 years of dreaming and planning and working through setbacks and dead ends were displayed on the face and in the voice of Randy J. Miller, as he took his turn at the podium during a groundbreaking ceremony for his $250 million Legacy Sports Park in Mesa.
A visibly choked up Miller could barely get his words of thanks out to a gathering of more than 100 people who came to see where 320 acres of the former General Motors Proving Grounds in southeast Mesa will be transformed into a world-class sports and entertainment complex, with nearly 100 outdoor sports fields, a facility that can host large tournaments and special events, as well as a 75,000 square foot E-Sports facility that will be one of the first of its kind in Arizona. The facility will truly be a one-stop-shop for the young athletes and their families in Arizona.
“This has been a vision for 28 years,” said Miller, his voice cracking with emotion. “First of all, I want to bring up the two people, the whole purpose behind Legacy was that I wanted to leave my legacy with them, the two most important people in my life, (sons) Chad and Brad.”