Will Fishers get its sports complex after the Noblesville fieldhouse announcement?

As Westfield, and Noblesville move forward with youth sports facilities, some wonder if Fishers will build its complex. (WISH Photo)
As Westfield, and Noblesville move forward with youth sports facilities, some wonder if Fishers will build its complex. (WISH Photo)

FISHERS, Ind (WISH) – With Westfield, and Noblesville adding multi-million dollar sports facilities, some wonder if Fishers will get the project that was supposed to be finished by now.

Youth sports are a booming business in the area. Hamilton County tourism said a million visitors each year travel to the county because of youth sports. Because of this, Westfield, opened two facilities this year, and on Tuesday, Noblesville announced its building a $15 million fieldhouse.

“Young families are attracted to this area because of the schools,” Fishers parent, Teri Switzer said. “So we have a huge youth population,”

“I think the more activities we can have for our kids, getting them out and to exercise, the more buildings that’s fine,” Fishers parent, Kim Hatchett said. “I’m ok with more activities coming into Fishers.”

Right now, this isn’t the case. At the site where a complex should be, the only activity is those maintaining the grounds.

This is a rendering of the Fishers Sports Pavilion that was voted on in 2015. Since then, no work has taken place in Fishers to build it. (Fishers)
This is a rendering of the Fishers Sports Pavilion that was voted on in 2015. Since then, no work has taken place in Fishers to build it. (Fishers)

A year and a half ago, GK Sports Development LLC proposed a multi-sport building for a site near the Hamilton Town Center. The proposal said it would be finished by now.

But work hasn’t even begun. Following Noblesville’s announcement, we reached out to the Fishers developer, but got no response.

Fishers sent 24-Hour News 8 a statement.

The private developers of the Fishers Sports Pavilion are still working diligently to bring the project to fruition. When appropriate, the Fishers City Council will consider the proposed project carefully based on the needs of the community and the merits of the development. At this time any further questions on when that will happen, is a question better answered by the developer.”

Plans some Fishers parents hope will still take place.

“I think that they have to,” Switzer said. “I think that because they need to provide for the community like the other big cities do.”

“I think it would be wonderful if we could have that in Fishers because we do want to bring people into our community and have it grow, and we don’t want to be leaving to go to Westfield, or Noblesville,” Hatchett said.

As far as the fieldhouse in Noblesville, it’s not a done deal. City council still has to debate and vote on the issue. That’ll happen next week. If approved, construction could start in 2017, with the completion about a year and half away.