Chesterfield, MO – Chesterfield Hockey Association announces that it has closed on their loan and the 12-acre land parcel and is now set to break ground on their new home, the Chesterfield SportsComplex, in mid-September 2018. The project will take approximately 11 months to complete with an estimated grand opening planned for late summer 2019.
The 84,000 square-foot facility will feature two NHL-sized rinks, seating for approximately 2,000 spectators, a second-floor viewing platform, locker rooms, team meeting rooms and offices. The estimated cost for the complex is $21.5 million and funding will come from charitable contributions, bank financing and funding from the Chesterfield Valley Transportation Development District for public infrastructure improvements associated with the project.
Mark Kraus, Board President for Chesterfield Hockey Association shares, “We are thrilled that we are on target to break ground this fall and open for the 2019 season. Our development team of Mia Rose Holdings and The Staenberg Group has positioned our club for future success and has led the charge for us over the last four years to bring us to where we are today. As we all know, St. Louis is very limited on ice time and with the closing of the Hardees IcePlex, 25% of St. Louis’s hockey community was stranded. Adding these two sheets of ice will help St. Louis maintain and build upon its reputation as a first-tier hockey and sports town. The Chesterfield SportsComplex will also attract local and regional sporting events and tournaments, generating jobs and tourism dollars for local businesses. We are anxious to bring the facility online and support the St. Louis region!”
Aside from Chesterfield Hockey Association, Maryville University will be the exclusive university to call the Chesterfield SportsComplex home for their newly added men’s and women’s collegiate hockey programs. Other local high schools committed to using the new facility include Marquette, Lafayette, Parkway West, St. Louis Priory, and Ft. Zumwalt West.
Sheila Waddell, Treasurer of the Board states, “We are excited to have the support of all of our donors to allow the vision of the Chesterfield SportsComplex to become a reality. Their donations have allowed us to proceed forward with beginning the construction phase of the complex. As a non-profit youth sports club, our fundraising efforts are critical and will continue over the course of the next 11 months of construction and into the future.”
Chesterfield Hockey Association was founded in 1995 as a not-for-profit corporation established for the development and operation of amateur youth hockey in far west St. Louis County. CHA enrolls about 400 players each season and hundreds more in spring and summer leagues.