Sports facilities compete for cash

A new athletics facility and hotel planned for Greenwood is a new concept nationwide but won’t be the only option for traveling teams or tournaments.

The summer months are when families of school-aged students travel each weekend to basketball and volleyball tournaments, spending money on hotels and meals at restaurants. GoodSports Enterprises Global of Sarasota, Florida, hopes to draw some of those families to Greenwood with a planned $22 million hotel and field house with indoor basketball and volleyball courts at the southeast corner of County Line Road and Interstate 65.

The company expects to break ground this fall, with the facility opening next year.

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