By Steve Burks | AZ Big Media
Just a week apart in late September, a pair of groundbreaking sports, recreation and entertainment projects were announced on opposite sides of the Valley.
In the West Valley, Glendale was chosen as the site for a one-of-a-kind attraction, as Crystal Lagoons released its plans for an island resort and mixed-use facility that would make Glendale an even more appealing entertainment destination for the region.
Just one week before Crystal Lagoons announced its plans, Legacy Sports Park broke ground in the East Valley at the former General Motors Proving Grounds site in southeast Mesa. Legacy Sports Park is a $250 million project that features an indoor arena, outdoor stadium and a multi-purpose building that can hold 16 NBA-sized basketball courts.