PSA, one of Texas’ largest youth sports organizations, will break ground on a 90,000 square-foot recreation facility at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park on Eldorado Blvd in McKinney on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. City of McKinney officials and PSA executives will be on hand to celebrate the event. The state-of-the-art facility will feature 8 basketball/volleyball courts with wood floors, an indoor soccer/football turf arena, a full service food court and other amenities. Construction will begin shortly with a planned opening by the end of 2014.
“We are excited to bring PSA (Plano Sports Authority) next door to the 6,000 McKinney kids who already play with us,” said Don Blackwood, PSA General Manager. “For many years, our McKinney families have driven to our other facilities to play; now they will have a beautiful facility to call their own”.
“I want to thank the board members of our McKinney Community Development Corporation for their efforts in bringing projects like PSA McKinney to our city in a way that is economically feasible while at the same time being of the high quality that is expected by our residents,” said Mayor Brian Loughmiller.
“PSA McKinney will dramatically improve facilities for youth sports in our community,” MCDC Board Chair George Fuller said, “and will provide for an enhanced quality of play not accessible today. Additionally, the facility will have a significant impact on local businesses with its capacity to accommodate 1.5 million visitors each year.”
Story submitted by Starla Seabaugh, Plano Sports Authority