Construction to begin on 2nd phase of Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Monday for the second phase of the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews.

The first phase of the Sportsplex was completed in 2013 with five fields that host major tournaments for soccer, rugby and lacrosse.

The second phase will add seven more multipurpose fields and seating for up to 2,700 spectators, town of Matthews officials said Thursday.

Work is scheduled for completion by late 2016, officials said.

The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. at 1515 Tank Town Road. Representatives of the town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department will speak about the second phase.

Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation has produced a video about the Sportsplex.

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