Tracts scarce for mega-sports complex

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Land north of Lancaster too costly or unsuitable for county project

By Gregory A. Summers

Plans for the “mega-sports complex” north of the Lancaster city limits have hit a hurdle that might be hard to leap – the escalating cost of land as the Panhandle building boom creeps southward.
So far, county leaders have not been able to find a suitable 100-plus-acre tract near the U.S. 521 corridor between Lancaster and Indian Land. That’s what they proposed for the centralized multi-purpose recreation facility, which would be funded by county hospitality taxes.

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