Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center

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Coordinates: 61°34′21″N 149°31′8″W / 61.57250°N 149.51889°W / 61.57250; -149.51889 The Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center, originally Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex,[1] is a 102,000 square foot[2] multi-purpose arena in Wasilla, Alaska, designed to accommodate up to 5,000 people.[3] The facility consists of an NHL-size ice arena, an indoor artificial turf court, a running/walking track, three community meeting rooms, and a commercial kitchen facility.[1]

History[edit]

In 2002, Wasilla residents voted to add half a percentage point to their sales tax to fund construction of the $14.7 million facility.[2] This project was significantly delayed by an eminent domain lawsuit brought by the prior landowner, Gary Lundgren.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center". Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
  2. ^ a b White, Rindi (2008-09-05). "Wasilla Sports Complex – It's not making a profit, but its popularity is booming". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Wasilla weighs sports facility". Anchorage Daily News. 2001-12-06. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  4. ^ Bauman, Margaret (2009-02-06). "Wasilla Sports Complex still sweating over legal issues". Alaska Journal of Commerce. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 

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