We’ve needed more indoor sports options for a long time. And now we are getting it.
The St James is 450,000 square feet of sports awesomeness. The St. James will provide a diverse and extensive combination of sports competition and training venues, transformative developmental programs and best-in-class coaching. Athletes and enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can immerse themselves in an unprecedented variety of sports — from ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and baseball to squash, golf, basketball, volleyball, swimming and more.
It looks like the much-discussed aquatics center in Arlington may become a reality. The project will cost no more than $67 million and goes out for design-build bids this summer. Construction should begin by the end of 2018. (The Washington Post)
As reported by the Washington Business Journal, the facility “is still expected to include a 50-meter pool, 300 spectator seats, two 700-square-foot “wet classrooms,” the 10,000-square-foot family/teaching pool, 10,200 square feet of health and fitness space and a 1,600-square-foot community room. The project will also include the construction of a 10.5-acre park.”