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.