Athletics complex may spur business

Five years after plans for a destination retail store in Greenwood fell through, a new proposal for the property will attract an even larger audience, keep visitors in the city longer and spur development, the city’s mayor said.

A Cabela’s store would have brought Greenwood shoppers, but the GoodSports Enterprises Global hotel and athletics complex will bring traveling sports teams and their friends and families, Mayor Mark Myers said.

Families who travel from hours away for basketball and volleyball tournaments will spend the night in hotels, eat at local restaurants, shop at Greenwood Park Mall and watch movies at area theaters, he said. They won’t simply shop and leave as they would have with Cabela’s, he said.

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