"We'll still get it done", says Rick Young, major fundraiser and supporter of the Cedar Valley SportPlex in downtown Waterloo.
The 23-million dollar project sustained a setback in Des Moines this week, when the Iowa Community Attraction and Tourism Committee denied a one-point five million dollar state tourism grant for the project.
The Committee wants SportsPlex organizers to keep raising money locally.
Private donations are paying for almost all of the SportsPlex. The project is just 3.1-million dollars short right now.
Construction on the 130-thousand square foot project is already underway, and Thursday, crews were demolishing the last building still standing on the project site.
A branch of the Iowa Community Credit Union has been located at 320 West 2nd Street for many years, but it sits right in the middle of the SportsPlex construction zone.
The I-C-C-U branch demolished Thursday will make way for the SportsPlex. The Iowa Community Credit Union is currently building a new branch just two blocks away.
The SportsPlex will take up an entire two-block area along Jefferson Street between West 1st and the Riverloop Expo Plaza
The Cedar Valley SportsPlex is on track to open in the fall of 2013.
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