Kentucky- A study was performed recently on Jack C. Fisher Park and results showed that infields of the four diamonds at the park need to be replaced with artificial turf and that a 60,000-square-foot indoor sports facility be built in either central Owensboro or on the east side of town. The indoor facility proposed by the study would have four hard-floor courts. The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the agency that commissioned a firm for the study to show that the community needs sports facilities.
The CVB wants the sports proposal handled through private development. The goal of the CVB is to increase visitors filling hotel rooms and to bring in more funds than the $30 million the city makes annually on sports tourism. The city’s parks and recreation department is also performing a study that should be ready in October that estimates the cost to renovate the park.