March 10, 2023 | Sports, Recreation & Fitness
March 10, 2023
Plans Revealed For Mobile County Aquatics Center
Commissioner Connie Hudson recently provided the initial planning document for the Mobile County Aquatics Center, prepared by Williams Blackstock Architects. The now-170-acre Mobile County Sportsplex at 3701 Halls Mill Road is a growing facility that consists of the Mobile Soccer Complex, the planned Aquatics Center and other future uses. The proposed 40,000-ft2 center is to house an indoor 25-yard by 25-meter short course competitive pool, a warm-up/instructional pool, locker rooms and restrooms, an outdoor 25-yard by 50-meter competition pool with two dive wells and parking for more than 200 vehicles. Phase I includes the outdoor pool and check-in/concessions building and the indoor instructional pool with locker rooms, restrooms and a 100-space parking lot. Phase II includes the short course indoor pool, spectator seating for 645, a lobby, offices and a concessions area. Besides offering swimming and diving practice and competition opportunities for high school and youth swim clubs, the Aquatics Center would also provide recreational swimming, water exercise, wellness/therapy classes and instructional programs. "Mobile County is about $5 million away from breaking ground on the Aquatics Center," Hudson said. “When sufficient funding is obligated and design development and construction documents are completed, Phase I construction, estimated at about $20 million, can commence.”
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