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    Travis Bryan Midtown Park

    Officials Break Ground on Legends Event Center

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    Aggieland’s premier indoor sports and event center is one step closer to reality. Members of the Bryan City Council were joined by representatives from Destination Bryan, SpawGlass, PBK Sports and Sports Facilities Companies on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking of the facility that will put Bryan on the map as a destination for indoor events.

    The 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.

    The ultimate purpose of the center is to fill a need that is not met in the community – to create a one-of-a-kind venue unmatched anywhere nearby and increase tourism spending in Bryan. But the facility also will be available to local residents. City staff anticipate there will be designated times for residents to use the facility, and that the party rooms and flex space will be heavily used by Bryan residents.

    The facility will be located on the northwest side of the lake, further to the northern edge of the park. Construction has already begun and is expected to be complete in late 2022. The facility is expected to open in late 2022.

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    Legends Groundbreaking - council

    Latest Updates

    Latest updates on Midtown Park – September 2021

    Latest updates on Midtown Park – September 2021

    Construction is now is full swing at Travis Bryan Midtown Park, and passersby can now see several of the key features of the park emerging.

    September 22, 2021
    Latest updates on Travis Bryan Midtown Park

    Latest updates on Travis Bryan Midtown Park

    At their June 8, 2021 meeting, the City Council approved the construction contracts for the first part of a walking trail that will eventually surround the perimeter of the park, and for an extension to Midtown Park Boulevard that will complete the thoroughfare through the park from Villa Maria Road to Williamson Drive.

    July 2, 2021
    Midtown Park plans taking shape as construction continues

    Midtown Park plans taking shape as construction continues

    About the park Park news Travis Bryan Midtown Park, one of the City of Bryan’s largest projects in recent history, is well underway, and soon, both residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational amenities in the heart of Bryan. The 150-acre park will be a world-class destination featuring outdoor athletic fields, the Legends […]

    January 27, 2021
    Travis Fields, Midtown Park lake making progress

    Travis Fields, Midtown Park lake making progress

    While it may be difficult to see from the road, construction is quickly progressing at Travis Bryan Midtown Park. The park is undergoing major reconstruction to transform it from a municipal golf course to a regional destination park that caters to all types of recreational users.

    October 6, 2020
    June Update: Construction underway at Midtown Park

    June Update: Construction underway at Midtown Park

    Construction on several parts of the Travis Bryan Midtown Park project are well underway, and progress can start to be seen.

    June 25, 2020

    About the Project: Making the Park Unique

    The new Travis Bryan Midtown Park will be a world-class destination featuring outdoor athletic fields, the Legends Event Center indoor recreation facility and nature-based recreation opportunities. And integrated social and ecological approach that promotes public health, cultural awareness and environmental stewardship is desired. In addition, the new park must be unique in purpose as well as design to provide a catalyst for the positive redevelopment of the entire Midtown corridor.

    The City of Bryan contracted with Burditt Consultants to develop a feasibility study and Master Plan for a new regional park, located at the former Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course, the existing Williamson Park, and Astin Recreation Area.

    Programming directives, identified throughout the process, are summarized under the attributes of function, form, economy and time. They include, but are not limited to, the following:


    Function

    • Bryan desires to create a world-class destination that is also an amenity for the local community
    • Consider access and programs for all individuals in the community
    • Consider an integrated ecological approach that preserves existing habitat and offers opportunities for education as well as interactive experiences with nature
    • Consider safety throughout the site and delineate certain areas, inside and outside, for certain activities or groups

    Economy

    • Park will be both a regional destination and a significant local amenity and the quality of design and construction must be of a high level
    • Operation and maintenance considerations such as access, specialized equipment, and storage must also be considered
    • Plan for the long-term commitment for high quality programs and facilities

    Form

    • The former golf course topography, existing vegetation, lake, and surrounding community create exceptional forces to which the park plan must respond
    • Design must seek to minimize environmental impacts and consider sustainable design practices and possible third party certifications from agencies such as the US Green Building Council LEED or SITES program
    • Create a place of lasting beauty that makes people want to visit

    Time

    • The park must be built in phases, the Master Plan must identify the common support facilities, utilities and other amenities to serve all phases equally
    • Phasing should be designed to provide fully functional facilities at each stage of development

    Travis Bryan Midtown Park

    BigShots Aggieland symbolic first drive exploding golf balls.

    BigShots Aggieland Officially Breaks Ground!

    Representatives of BigShots Aggieland and the City of Bryan officially broke ground on April 7, 2021, on the 35,000‐square‐foot cutting‐edge golf, dining and entertainment venue. There were demos of the BigShots technology, as well as official ground breaking ceremonies, and symbolic “first drive” exploding golf balls.

    big shots groundbreaking

    The City of Bryan is proud to be partnering with ClubCorp to bring this game-changing entertainment and culinary experience to the new Travis Bryan Midtown Park. This venue will be part of a wealth of recreational amenities at the new park complex in Midtown Bryan.

    Located in the heart of Bryan-College Station, the two‐story BigShots Aggieland, the fourth BigShots Golf location nationwide, will include 60 game bays and is expected to open to the public in late 2021 or early 2022.

    BigShots Technology

    BigShots Aggieland will feature cutting edge technology that includes a Doppler radar tracking system designed for players of all ages and skill levels. Avid golfers can play full rounds on virtual golf courses all over the world, while novice players, families and children can take part in interactive games such as Knockout and Pinball.

    Track the Transformation

    View photos of the progress made on the project

    Midtown Park Redevelopment
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