Be a part of this G.R.E.A.T.T. change to our community! Support the Sports Park and G.R.E.A.T.T. now! We still have a PRIME TIME rental space available in the SPORTS DOME for practices, team training’s, games, scrimmages and more! Please contact us today for availability. (814) 866-5425 x.101 or email Leanne at email@example.com.
THE CLOSING OF FFSP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 30, 2016 – DUE TO STATE BUDGET IMPASSE.
The nonprofit Greater Regional Erie Athletic Team Training wants to buy and renovate Family First Sports Park with $8 million in public money from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The General Assembly must first vote to preauthorize an RACP request for Gov. Tom Wolf to consider it.
No proposals are expected to get final approval as long as the state remains without a budget. And once the General Assembly and Wolf start their reviews, the G.R.E.A.T.T. request will compete against proposals statewide, including others from Erie County. Funds are released at the governor’s discretion.
RACP funds are for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.
— Ed Palattella
Since 1994, Family First Sports Park in Erie, Pennsylvania has offered year round facilities for lease to event planners, coaches, organizations, businesses, retreats, and families. In that time, the sports park has been host to over 3 million new visitors, in which over 1.5 million of those have been kids.The facility encompasses 70 acres of land, which includes indoor and outdoor fields and courts, dorm facilities, meeting rooms, a sports dome, and a fun center. Family First Sports Park’s mission is to provide events that create a positive impact on the community and its youth, act as an influence in their lives through sports and retreats, and produce a home to great memories.