The City of Goldsboro proposes to lease a 62.35 acre property located off Oak Forest Road and behind Meadow Lane Elementary School from the United States Air Force to be used for a multi-sport complex that will serve the Goldsboro, SJAFB and Wayne County community as the premier practice, game and tournament venue for youth and adult field sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and ultimate frisbee. The facilities will be the crown jewel of the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department and the joint sports leagues of the Family YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and SJAFB Athletics Department.
The plans for this complex include the construction of 8 full size illuminated multi-sport fields, parking, restrooms, walking trails, shelters, playgrounds and concession facilities. A new security fence will be erected so access to this facility will be from outside the boundaries of the secured perimeter of SJAFB. The City of Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department will maintain the facilities and schedule events at the complex.
Proposed tournament events are planned for this facility that will stimulate the economy, encourage new investment and provide more recreation, entertainment and shopping options for the citizens of Goldsboro, Wayne County, and SJAFB.
Funding in the amount of $4,000,000 is available, but an additional $3,000,000 is needed to improve field and facility quality for the initial opening. If the bond refer-endum is not approved, the fields will be built in phases and/or improved over time.