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June 21, 2022

Legends Event Center opening only months away

Bryan residents will only have to wait a few more months to take their first steps inside Legends Event Center at Travis Bryan Midtown Park. The city-owned facility is on track to open by the end of 2022, supply chain and weather-permitting.

The 122,300-square-foot building is nearly fully enclosed, and the air conditioning will be turned on soon, which will allow the maple wood floors for the volleyball/basketball courts to be installed. Construction crews have begun placing bricks on the exterior façade, and interior work continues to progress. Inside, the volleyball nets and basketball goals are installed in the gym.

Once complete, Legends Event Center will feature a large indoor court/event space with space for up to 16 volleyball/8 basketball courts that can be used for a variety of activities, including gymnastics and wrestling meets, meetings, pickleball tournaments, archery and cheerleading competitions, boxing and soccer matches, dance and martial arts competitions, e-gaming conventions, trade shows, markets and other special events. The facility also will include concessions, an arcade, party rooms, an e-sports room, turf space and a flex space for smaller events.

More than 600 parking spots are planned in a main parking lot and a satellite parking lot for the facility. The main parking lot is complete, and the overflow lot is expected to be complete by the end of summer.

Construction progress can also be seen throughout Midtown Park:

  • Work is substantially complete on Midtown Park Boulevard, and the roadway is planned to be open to through-traffic by the end of the summer.
  • The western half of the walking trail is open for use. Lighting has been installed, and it will soon be energized, so residents can use the trail after dusk. Construction on the eastern portion of the trail is estimated to begin in spring of 2023.
  • The earthwork portion of the lake construction is nearing completion, but passers-by will not see a substantial amount of water in the lake until 2024. The permit for the lake is under a 355-day review process by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and is on track for final approval in summer of 2023. Additional construction work will take place on the dam itself as well as reconstruction of the lake’s spillway prior to the lake reaching its planned final water elevation.

For more information about Travis Bryan Midtown Park and all of the amenities available, visit Bryantx.gov/MidtownPark.

 
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