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Indoor sports facility planned for Chesterfield

The facility is planned for the area where Cloverleaf Mall used to be located. (Source: Chesterfield Government) The facility is planned for the area where Cloverleaf Mall used to be located. (Source: Chesterfield Government)

As a new indoor volleyball center is planned for Chesterfield, the Board of Supervisors will consider partially financing a new indoor sports facility at Stonebridge.

County documents state that at Wednesday's board meeting, supervisors will consider adopting "a resolution granting authorization and providing for the issuance and delivery of Virginia Resources Authority Special Fund Revenue Bonds not to exceed $7,595,000 for a portion of the financing associated" with the facility.

It will allow for the construction of a 50,000-square-foot indoor facility near the former Cloverleaf Mall site.

The facility will be home to a new public-private partnership, according to county documents, between the nonprofit Richmond Volleyball Club and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation.

The Richmond Volleyball Club (RVC) was created in 1981 and "has promoted active lifestyles through year-round athletic programs for adults and juniors with almost 400 visitors participating in programs daily."

The county records state that RVC will bring the same efforts to the county with this joint project.

The organization will also bring in sponsored tournaments, which the county hopes will boost the county's ongoing sports tourism initiative.

The facility will allow RVC to increase one-day tournaments which occur almost every weekend from January to May, with approximately 32 teams each day.

While the majority of the facility will be leased by RVC for its programs, there will be 5,000 square feet dedicated to Parks and Recreation space for senior programming. That will include classes, workshops, and special events.

"In addition to the dedicated space, Parks will also have access to the RVC portion of the facility for large scale programming Monday through Friday. In addition to being a recreational resource to county residents and a further boost to local sports tourism efforts, this project is another key milestone in the redevelopment of the former Cloverleaf Mall site and the broader revitalization of eastern Midlothian Turnpike," state county documents.

The facility is expected to be completed by December 2017.

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