Officials announce Lincoln Land of Sports Complex coming to Mattoon


MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — Central Illinois is getting a new sports complex.

During a Thursday news conference, officials unveiled the Lincoln Land of Sports Complex. It will be right off State Road 16 and I-57 in Mattoon.

The $60 million complex will feature a variety of indoor and outdoor options.

Those amenities include:

  • 8 indoor basketball courts
  • 16 indoor vollyball courts
  • Family entertainment center
  • Medical tenant lease space
  • Redemtion arcade
  • Redemtion store
  • Virtual reality
  • Voxel augment reality
  • 4 outdoor 300ft baseball/softball diamonds
  • 4 outdoor 400ft baseball/softball diamonds
  • 12 multi-purpose turf fields
  • 4 multi-purpose grass fields
  • Retail space

Mattoon Mayor Rick Hall expects great things when they are finished. “This is not just a sports complex that draws a lot of people from 150 or 200 miles away from here,” Hall said. “This is an economic opportunity.”

The complex is expected to bring in $24 million in direct spending and more than half a million visitors. Construction is expected to begin sometime next year and be finished in 2023.

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