Sportsplex at Matthews

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Sportsplex at Matthews
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The stadium's East Stand
Address 2425 Sports Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105
Coordinates 35°06′43.8″N 80°42′0.7″W / 35.112167°N 80.700194°W / 35.112167; -80.700194Coordinates: 35°06′43.8″N 80°42′0.7″W / 35.112167°N 80.700194°W / 35.112167; -80.700194
Owner Mecklenburg County
Seating type Benches
Capacity 5,000 (stadium)
Construction
Broke ground 2012 (park)
2015 (stadium)
Opened 2015 (park)
2017 (stadium)
Expanded 2018
Construction cost $32m[1]
Architect Woolpert
General contractor J.D. Goodrum
Tenants
Charlotte Independence (USL) (2017–present) [2]
Charlotte Eagles (PDL) (2017–present)
Website
Sportsplex at Matthews

The Sportsplex at Matthews[3] is a large sports complex and park in Matthews, North Carolina, southeast of Charlotte, featuring 12 full-sized soccer fields anchored by a 2,300-seat stadium.

History[edit]

The idea of a sports complex along the outer-belt in Matthews was first proposed in the early 21st century with the official groundbreaking taking place on May 17, 2012 following years of delays due to the global 2007–2012 global financial crisis. Originally called the Matthews Sportsplex the name was changed during construction. Following a soft opening in 2015, the complex was completed in early 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "$32M Sportsplex Enters Final Construction Phase". Commercial Property Executive. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Independence Moving to Matthews". Charlotte Independence. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mecklenburg County Sportsplex". Meckleburg County Park and Rec. Retrieved June 19, 2017.