Sports complex at Lake of the Ozarks likely



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A new sports complex could be coming to the Lake of the Ozarks – a reservoir in Missouri, US.

The ‘komu.com’ stated that a local developer is working to bring a sports complex and event center to the lake.

The Lake of the Ozarks is a reservoir created by impounding the Osage River in the Northern part of the Ozarks in Central Missouri (US). Parts of three smaller tributaries to the Osage are included in the impoundment: The Niangua River, Grandglaize Creek and Gravois Creek.

Dr. Dan Foster informed that the large arena would be a site for basketball and volleyball tournaments, cheerleading competitions or the alike – “It’s the kind of activities that will bring people to the Lake of the Ozarks area during the Winter time.”

The ‘komu.com’ further stated that Dr. Foster is a dentist in the area and is the sixth-generation Foster family member to live at the lake. His wife is also a registered nurse.

He said he started to develop condos and hotels around the lake. He further stated that he and his partners built and developed Cedar Glen in Camdenton (City in Missouri), Cedar Heights Condominiums and Park Place Condominiums, among others.

Dr. Foster has owned the land for the proposed sports complex since 2004. He further informed that his son brought up the idea – “We’ve had several different ideas proposed, and it has evolved and then mutated into basically what it is. It’s a big 140,000 square foot unit. It’s not just a meeting space, but it’s a sports facility that can be used for meetings and conventions.”

He also said there will also be rooms and activities for families to enjoy – “Well, it’ll be the hospitality complex with rooms to rent as just as a hotel and various other things. Villas will be available for rent. With all the traffic coming into this, I foresee this being a very successful situation.”

The project could break ground this Summer and be completed in 2024, but there are multiple legal proceedings that must happen first.

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