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Corpus Christi Sports Complex: A world-class championship venue in the heart of a proven sports community.
Location has everything to do with event success. This is why something special happens to sports events hosted in Corpus Christi, Texas. They thrill fans. They make the news. They break records. They win awards. They go down in history. Hosting events is part of Corpus Christi’s foundation—and now we are pouring a new one.
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MULTI USE SPORTS FACILITY
GROW THE ECONOMY
A new regional sports facility will boost the local and state economies through the attraction of visitors to our community. A recent South Texas Economic Development Center, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Study report estimated the new facility would generate an additional $15.3 million annually in direct tourism spending in our community. In addition, it would create new jobs through the construction phase and full-time employment once operational. Ultimately, the State and City will benefit from substantial new revenue streams that could not be realized without the existence of the facility.
As our community continues to grow as a sports destination, a new sports facility would allow the region to attract events that we have not been able to host due to facility restrictions. It will provide an exceptional experience for local athletes as well as for athletes and their fans coming from across the country and overseas.
BENEFIT (PHASE 1)
VISITORS PER YEAR
ADDITIONAL HOTEL STAYS PER YEAR
IN ADDITIONAL TOURISM
SPENDING PER YEAR
INCREASED GENERAL TAX REVENUES PER YEAR
Phase 1 numbers based on an independent study performed by South Texas Economic Development Center Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas.
GROW THE LOCAL SPORTS COMMUNITY
The Corpus Christi Sports Complex is owned and operated by Next Sports Company LLC (NSC). The Corpus Christi, Texas based sports facility development and management company will develop the facility and in addition oversee marketing, promoting, and programming the facility. In close partnership with its partners NCS and its team will provide an exceptional athlete experience.
The facility complex seats on almost 37 acres of land. 595,000 square feet of outdoor competition space. It has been designed with maximum flexibility in mind to accommodate a large variety of sports and events.
Marquee feature is a 5,000-seater soccer specific stadium, designed to have the flexibility to be used for multiple sporting and social events.
Also allows for:
- 8 Flexible multi sports fields
- 3 Walking and running tracts
- 1 Children’s play area
- 1 Concession
- 1 Hotel
- 60,000 square feet office and retail space
The Sports Complex allows Corpus Christi to attract major events to the region that previously were out of reach due to a lack of quality venues. These events come from a variety of relationships including USA Olympic governing bodies, college conferences, Youth travel sports tournaments and national sports organizations. Winning events is a competitive bid process requiring top-notch facilities.
TOTAL LOCATION SIZE
OUTDOOR COMPITIION SPACE
8 MIXED USE FIELDS
CAPABLE OF HOSTING
Corpus Christi FC –The Sharks are our successful pre-professional club in the United Soccer League Two and will call the Corpus Christi Sports Complex 5,000 seat stadium home. The project supports the aspiration of the soccer club to bring a professional United Soccer League (USL) -quality stadium development and training center project to life in our city.
The Sharks have expressed significant interest in bringing professional soccer to Corpus Christi.
Soccer is the fastest growing sport in the United States and the United Soccer League (USL) is the largest professional soccer organization in North America. With the appetite for the professional game at an all-time high, and with the continued surge of youth soccer participation not just across Corpus Christi, but also the entire South Texas region, we feel that a professional
soccer club in Corpus Christi is a perfect fit for USL League One.
The Corpus Christi Sports Complex is strategically located centrally in Corpus Christi, Texas. Located on Old Brownsville Rd between South Padre Island Dr and Cliff Maus Dr. The location of the sports complex is easily accessible and close to the cities many tourist attractions.
- Located in the heart of a vibrant, walkable city
- Close to the iconic Corpus Christi Shoreline and Marina
- Close distance to hotels, restaurants, and entertainment
- Conveniently located just 5 miles to the Corpus Christi International Airport.
- Positioned strategically near 4 Independent schools allowing for combined events.
- Explore the City of Corpus Christi and Nueces County Gulf Beaches
Next Sports Company (NSC) and its advisors contracted the consulting services of the South Texas Economic Development Center, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas to conduct a comprehensive feasibility study of how the proposed new sports facility would impact the Corpus Christi Region. NSC feasibility study includes an institutional-grade financial forecast, utilization projections, and economic impact analysis. This study also provides clear insight into construction and start-up costs, operational revenue and expense forecasts. A copy of the complete study is available on request.
COMPARABLE MULTI-SPORTS COMPLEX
1. The Round Rock Multipurpose Complex- Round Rock, Texas
The Round Rock Multipurpose Complex is a successful comparable modern facility developed for soccer, football, Ultimate frisbee, rugby and lacrosse game or tournament. Built at a cost of $27 million in the city of Round Rock, a city with an estimated population of 117,801 in 2018
Location: 2001 North Kenney Fort Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665.
2. The Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex- Overland Park, Kansas
The complex offers the complete experience for soccer, lacrosse or ultimate events. Used for tournaments and recreational play, this 12-field complex drew more than 150,000 players and 425,000 spectators in 2017. Built at a cost of $28.9 million in the city of Overland Park, Kansas, a city with a population of 192,536 in 2018
Location: 13700 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why does the Coastal Bend Region need this facility?
A new multi-purpose sports complex allows Corpus Christi to be even more competitive as a host city. This venue allows our region to compete on a national and even global stage, allowing our community to host many major events annually. When not used for championship events, this facility will provide needed space for our local sports programming—especially youth sports—as well as a wide range of non-sports community events and gatherings. The stadium will be home to Corpus Christi FC-The Sharks, our cities soccer team.
How much does the venue cost and how will it be paid for?
The Corpus Christi Sports Complex will be developed in 3 Phases. The feasibility, benefits and economic impact studies provided here are for Phase 1 Construction which includes the 5,000-seat stadium, fields and office space. The Phase 1 construction costs is estimated at $17 million. Phase 2 and 3 construction are estimated to cost $20 million and $24 million. At completion the total estimated sports park construction cost is $61 Million. The Corpus Christi Sports Complex and park development is privately funded. Next Sports Company will seek the support of the City of Corpus Christi and the Regional Economic Development Council to provide infrastructural support at the location in addition to state and city incentives.
How does our community win future events to fill the new sports complex?
How will a regional sports complex boost our economy?
Tourism has served as a pillar of our region’s growth for many decades. The youth team, league and tournament sports market has continued its rise in participation, spending, and development. Visiting athletes stay in hotels, dine at restaurants, shop, rent cars, and travel through our airport. Tourism dollars contribute to city and state tax revenue, helping to grow our funds for schools, roads, and public safety. The Sports Complex will attract over 45,000 visitors annually, generating an additional $25 million in direct tourism spending, which translates to $1.5 million in additional tax revenues for our community each year. In addition, the facility will create hundreds of jobs through the construction phase and full-time employment once operational.
With our reputation as a loving community and our growing resume of national events, this new, world-class facility will showcase the region to even wider regional, national and international audiences. Sports help define Corpus Christi as healthy, vibrant and family-orientated community—with a high quality of life, worthy of relocation and investment.
How will the venue fund its operation and maintenance?
How is this venue different from other sports facilities in Corpus Christi?
How do I lease a space for my business at the Complex shopping plaza?
The Next Sports Plaza will have a total of 60,000 Sq Feet of space available for office, restaurant and retail. Complete the contact form below for leasing enquiries.
When does the Corpus Christi Sports Complex open?
Construction is underway! Estimated completion date is fall 2021. Next Sports Company the operators of the Facility are currently prospecting and bidding on regional, national and international events for 2022 and beyond.
Corpus Christi FC Academy
NEXT SPORTS COMPANY (NSC)
Next Sports Company (NSC) will develop and managed The Corpus Christi Sports Complex. NSC was established to lead the development of a world-class, multi-use sports complex in Corpus Christi. The vision is developing a world class multi-use sports complex where our youth and adults can train to achieve the very best in their athletic endeavors. This sports complex will also facilitate the hosting of national and regional sports tournaments in our city.
The 5,000 seat stadium will be the home facility of our city’s first professionally run soccer team: Corpus Christi FC (THE SHARKS)
FACILITY PROGRAMMED FOR MULTI SPORTS
Next Sports Company (NSC) and its programming partners will recruit, retain and facilitate sports events from all over the country. These efforts will help our region realize the economic, social and community-development benefits of sports. With these events come tourism dollars, entertainment and media attention attracting sports fans from around the country and the world. Business wins. Kids win. Fans win, our city wins.
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