GRANDVIEW, Mo. -- Youth soccer is growing in Grandview, Mo., Tuesday as the city will breaks ground on a $300-million one-of-a-kind soccer complex.
They are calling this the largest youth sports complex plan in Missouri state history.
The massive project includes 14 lit artificial turf soccer fields, hotels and retail space. It will also be the first soccer complex in the nation to include three hotels with 540 rooms.
City leaders voted in mid-June to give developers a $61-million tax incentive to make the project happen.
Another $9-million in city funding for the project area is expected to be raised by a 1 percent sales tax during the next 27 years.
The project is expected to be complete by 2022, but leaders hope the soccer fields will be ready by next spring.