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Supervisors hope to award contract for sports complex in Hancock Co.

Supervisors hope to award contract for sports complex in Hancock County (Photo Source: WLOX) Supervisors hope to award contract for sports complex in Hancock County (Photo Source: WLOX)
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Hancock County Board of Supervisors is hoping to have a new sports complex constructed and ready to open by summer of next year.

Earlier this week, supervisors opened a bid that finally came within their budget. It was the third time in two years supervisors had taken bids on the project. Those previous bids all came in too high for their $4 million budget.

County leaders say if it all checks out, a contract to build the sports complex will be awarded to Barnard Construction Company at their next board meeting.

"We're excited about the sports complex for our local kids and the kids in the surrounding area," said Supervisor Steve Seymour. "We've been trying since Hurricane Katrina to rebuild our sports facilities we lost, and we finally have the bid in budget. It's going to be beautiful. It's going to be eight fields. In the second phase, we're going to have soccer fields and football fields, but right now, we only have the money for the baseball facility."

The sports complex will be located on property behind the county's Emergency Operation Center on Highway 603 in the Kiln. The supervisors' next board meeting is scheduled for June 22.

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