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Matthews Sportsplex--New Recreational Facility Offers Sports Fields and More

Matthews Sportsplex—New Recreational Facility Offers Sports Fields and More

The newest recreational facility in Matthews NC opened at the end of October.  Developed by the Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County, the Matthews Sportsplex offers athletic fields for tournament play.  The first phase has five fields for soccer, football, rugby and lacrosse.  The facility is designed to host weekend tournaments and league play as well as to provide a place for weekday practice.  Additional fields and a stadium will be constructed in the second phase.  Second phase construction will begin in 2014.  Click here for information about using the athletic fields.

Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews is the official name of the facility.  The land where the Matthews Sportsplex is located was once slated to become a Mecklenburg County landfill.  It lies along I-485 and its intersection with Independence Boulevard.  Mecklenburg County decided to abandon the idea of using this site as a landfill in the 1990s.  The county and the town worked together to find an alternate use for the property and the result is the Matthews Sportsplex.

A Tour of the Matthews Sportsplex

I drove through the facility recently on a beautiful fall day.  The Sportsplex is located at 1515 Tank Town Road in Matthews.  To get there, you take Charles Street from the heart of downtown Matthews.  Charles runs along the railroad tracks toward I-485.  Charles eventually turns to cross the tracks and becomes Tank Town Road.  You’ll find the Sportsplex entrance on your left.

A landscaped drive takes you into the Matthews Sportsplex.  Beautiful wooded areas provide a backdrop for the parking lots, a concessions and restrooms building, a playground, and the fields.  A tall piece of public artwork decorates the entrance to the concessions building.  The day that I visited workers were putting the final touches on the parking lots.

Enjoy these photos of the Matthews Sportsplex

Learn more about other parks in Matthews NC

Matthews Greenway
Squirrel Lake Park
Stumptown Park

Want to know more about real estate and living in Matthews NC?  Visit www.CarolinaSmallTownLiving.com.

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Copyright 2013.  Carol Fox.  Allen Tate Realtors.  *Matthews Sportsplex—New Recreational Facility Offers Sports Fields and More*

Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 1:01 PM by Carol Fox

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