Click to embiggen for a better look at the Elm Fork Athletic Complex, scheduled to open now in February 2012.
Click to embiggen for a better look at the Elm Fork Athletic Complex, scheduled to open now in February 2012.

It's Balls to the Walls as City Moves Forward With Plan for Elm Fork Athletic Complex

It's been a long while since we've gotten an update on the Elm Fork Athletic Complex -- you remember, that 20-field soccer complex the city's been pitching since the '98 bond election. Last I recall, construction on the $38.6-million, 140-acre project, located off Walnut Hill Lane just west of Stemmons, was supposed to start in the spring of '09 -- but so far, no nothing except an empty field of dreams just behind SpeedZone.

But tomorrow, the council's Trinity River Corridor Project Committee will take a fresh look at the project that's funded, for the most part, with money from the '98, '03 and '06 bond elections and has a new start date on the calendar: January, with a finish-by date of February 2012. On the next to-do list -- acquiring the remaining 28 acres (via eminent domain, looks like) and putting out a request for bids. Check out the briefing -- looks like Starfleet Academy or Second Life, hard to say.

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