The City of Norman will be breaking ground a new multi-million dollar sports facility. It is designed to make the city a hotspot for sports tourism.
The new facility will be called the Young Family Athletic Center, named after University of Oklahoma and NBA basketball standout Trae Young.
Young’s family foundation donated $4 million for the project in hopes of bringing more people to Norman.
"We are very lucky to have someone like Trae Young and his family who want to give back to the community," City of Norman director of parks and recreation Jason Olsen said.
The rest of the money came from the Norman Forward program, funded in part by a half-cent sales tax that went into effect in 2015.
The $36 million athletic center will be equipped with 120,000 square feet for all kinds of sports.
The facility will include12 volleyball courts, eight basketball courts, two pools along with a shop and concessions.
Another big addition is the 25,000-square foot area that will be developed by Norman Regional Health Systems called NMotion.
NMotion plans to serve as a performance center and clinic for athletes.
The city hopes to see the project finished by March 2023.