Opening in 2024, The Emerald Acres Sports Connection development is a $60M indoor and outdoor sports facility on 150 acres that is projected to draw 580,000 visitors and generate $23.8 million in direct spending and 59,000 hotel room nights on an annual basis. This is a next generation best-in-class youth & amateur sports experience for families and athletes of all ages. It will have a high-quality, program-driven design.
The west side of the Interstate 57 and Charleston Avenue interchange, where the development will be located, is currently the primary shopping destination in the Mattoon-Charleston Micropolitan Statistical Area, which has a trade area population of 101,319 and currently draws from up to 30 miles in all directions. That draw will expand to at least 200 miles with the opening of Emerald Acres Sports Connection in 2024.
Mattoon’s central location between several major metropolitan statistical areas (Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis) and numerous micropolitan statistical areas is the basis or the projected draw or the development. Youth sports (a $45 billion industry) continues to be a reliable, recession-resistant driver of traffic and is forecasted to grow by 10-15% per year over the next 5-7 years (Wintergreen Research).
The information above has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Goodman Real Estate Services Group LLC and it agents, associates, and employees make no guarantee, warranty, representation about it.