Mass. gets first privately financed youth sports facility

Last September, a small army of workers with bulldozers, backhoes, trucks, and other heavy equipment finally began clearing a portion of a 140-acre wooded area that Attleboro officials had long eyed as the site of a future industrial park. In coming weeks, private developers plan to start pouring the foundations of four buildings totaling nearly 400,000 square feet of space. But the site, tucked just off Interstate 95 near Rhode Island, isn’t going to host warehouses, light-manufacturing, or other facilities commonly associated with suburban industrial parks. Instead, the site will be the home of the New England Sports Village.

First phase of construction on Attleboro sports complex expected to begin this week

ATTLEBORO - The roar of big tree cutting machines is a necessary precursor to the roar of the crowds that many expect will be attending sporting events at a sprawling sports complex planned for a 104-acre parcel off Commerce Way. And that first roar is expected to shatter the silence at the Ides Hill site this week, signaling the first phase of construction for the much anticipated $52 million athletic facility to be known as New England Sports Village.

Deal signed to build sports complex in Attleboro industrial park

ATTLEBORO — A new dream was born and an old one finally came to fruition with a deal signed, sealed and delivered today between developers Ajax Partners, 5 Capital Management, and the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority. North Attleboro businessman David Boucher and his partners at Ajax and 5Cap completed the purchase of 104 acres of ARA land in the industrial business park off County and Tiffany streets for $2.34 million, clearing the way for the construction of a $50 million state-of-the-art sports complex and conference center.

City council votes could mean deal near on sports complex in Attleboro

City councilors took two votes Tuesday night that could signal important progress on a plan to bring a sprawling sports complex to Attleboro and relieve the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority of a $2 million debt.