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Aug 2, 2014 1:21 PM by AP

Construction to begin on sports complex

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Officials in Terrebonne Parish say work on a long-discussed park and sports complex will begin in September and the first fields should be ready for play in 2015.

The Courier reports the 100-acre Bayou Country Sports Park, known locally as the Field of Dreams, will include softball, baseball and soccer fields, sand volleyball and tennis courts, a dog park and a walking/biking trail. It will be built at a site along Louisiana Highway 311.

Senior parish planner Chris Pulaski says the entire project will cost about $23 million. The first phase includes soccer and softball fields.

Money to start the project came from a 1 percent hotel tax approved by voters in 2013. Parish manager Al Levron says the tax has generated $2.8 million so far.

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