PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - Pass Christian is a few weeks away from completing an $800,000 sports complex. The facility is located downtown and represents a major upgrade to the city's sports and recreation scene.
It includes a baseball field. brand new tennis courts and a football field that will give kids in Pass Christian a chance to play youth sports at a first class facility on Fleitas Ave. The city felt it was important to build this complex in the downtown area which is considered the heart of the city.
"It'll have just about every sport. Tennis, baseball, and football. It's downtown, centralized where the people are," said Mayor Chipper McDermott.
Work is in high gear on the sportsplex.
"We're laying out the football field so we can get the goal posts in and the soccer goals installed," said contractor Jeff Dixon.
The sod is expected to be put down on the football field this week. Bleachers, concession stands and other facilities will make this a full service sports complex.
The city believes this is a long term investment that will pay high dividends in the future.
"I think this will be the diamond of the city. The kids will have something to enjoy for the next 20 or 30 years," said Dixon.
While this project has been delayed, this is just beginning. The sports complex will grow even more and offer even more opportunities for residents.
"We're a little late in doing this, but it's here. We will eventually build an outdoor basketball court. We'll have every sport right here and that's good," said Mayor McDermott.
Harrison County will help with the costs by building the parking lot at the sports complex. It should all be complete by the end of February.