City of North Charleston to break ground on multi-use recreational facility

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – North Charleston will break ground next week on the city’s newest recreational facility.

In a press release Wednesday, a city spokesman said Mayor Keith Summer and City Council will break ground on the North Charleston Athletic Center.

The center will include three indoor gymnasiums for multi-use, as well as community meeting and event space.

“The state of the art facility has been designed to host an array of competitive and recreational sports, including basketball, pickleball, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading, and soccer among many others,” said spokesman Ryan Johnson in the announcement.

Johnson said the 51,000 square-foot, $14,000,000 facility is expected to be completed by late fall of 2019.

“The North Charleston Athletic Center will be the flagship of our recreation programming for our residents, granting greater access to a larger number of competitive sports, right in our backyard.  At the end of the day, it’s about giving our youth a year-round athletic center to promote teamwork, leadership, and health wellness,” stated North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey. “In addition, we anticipate the facility to be an economic driver of sports tourism, attracting regional, statewide, and national tournament play.”

The event will kick-off at Monday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m.

That facility will be located at 5800 Casper Padgett Way.

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