TWO Major Sports Complexes Planned For Delaware

KENT COUNTY, Del.—In the next 18 months, two new sports complexes are set to open in Delaware that are designed not only to support local leagues but also bring in tournaments from throughout the country. 

The not-for-profit complex, known as The Turf (actually the Kent County Regional Sports Complex), has been in the works for several years.

The 85-acre, state-of-the-art multipurpose sports complex will feature 12 synthetic turf fields with sports lighting and scoreboards, centered by a 1,500-seat championship stadium. The fields will surround an indoor field house complex with restrooms, concession stands, office space, locker rooms and a multipurpose room. 

The Turf is expected to have a direct economic impact to central Delaware ranging from $25 million to $30 million annually, based on hosting 10 regional tournaments.

Also in the works is the privately owned Delaware Sports Complex, which will be located less than 40 miles north of The Turf in Middletown.

The 170-acre Delaware Sports Complex would contain 15 full-size fields for soccer, lacrosse or field hockey, all reducible depending on the sport and age group, and 16 baseball diamonds. Also, there would be a 160,000-square-foot indoor facility with a World Cup-sized indoor field and three hard courts.