Lubbock Indoor Courts breaks ground

Just outside the Wolfforth City limits on Alcove Avenue, about 30 people met in a farm field Tuesday morning to very gingerly turn up shovels of dirt in chilly winds.

It might have only been a few shovels full of dirt, but to Tressa Adams, it represented the beginning of her dream being realized — the construction of an eight-court sports facility called Lubbock Indoor Courts.

Tressa Adams, her husband, Scott Adams, and Scott and Golden Nettles have been working toward starting construction on the Lubbock Indoor Court for a year. But they’ve been traveling around Texas and other states for even longer with their daughters, and members of a club volleyball team.

“Our girls have played club volleyball for the past six years,” Tressa Adams said, listing cities from Albuquerque to Dallas where her daughters have competed. But none of those big competitions were in Lubbock because there isn’t a facility for such events, she said.

With funding from Security State Bank and Capital CDC, Tressa Adams said they have blueprints printed to start construction on a 60,000-square-foot facility with eight basketball courts, up to 10 volleyball courts and the capacity to host large sporting tournaments.

The Lubbock Indoor Courts will also have 26,000 square feet of room for classes, camps, clinics, conventions, food shows, banquets, reunions parties and a variety of other events. The plans include a full-service concession area, a pro shop and a meeting room that will serve as a lounge area for players and their families to relax in between games at tournaments.

“We think it’s going to be huge for Lubbock,” Tressa Adams said.

Scott Harrison, director of Lubbock Sports, said he agreed, wishing the facility was already built.

“We said, basically, ‘You build it, they’ll come,’” he said of his reaction to the backers of the Lubbock Indoor Courts.

He said the more facilities that Lubbock can house, the better chance the city has to bring in outside events and tournaments that can positively affect the local economy.

Tressa Adams said construction should take six to eight months, stating that conservatively, they are aiming for a December opening.

This article by Karen Michael can be found here.
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