City to oversee huge sports multi-use complex
The City of Houston on Thursday is expected to unveil plans for a major multi-use recreational project in South Houston adjacent to State Highway 288.
The complex, on an 80-acre site owned by the city, will include as many as 18 outdoor soccer and athletic fields with natural and artificial turf. Part of the facility will house a practice field for use by the Houston Dynamo professional soccer club that would include site improvements paid for by the team.
The site is bordered by Sims Bayou on the south, Highway 288 to the east and Kirby Drive to the west.
Houston Community College is studying the feasibility of building an expanded campus on part of the site, just south of the college's Willie Lee Gay Hall campus on Airport Boulevard.
In addition, Wesley AME Church is expected to construct a new church building and possibly a charter school on a 30-acre portion of the site.