The new multi-sports complex being built in Grand Chute has a new name: Community First Champion Center Fox Cities.
“Community First Credit Union’s commitment to our community is legendary and this partnership demonstrates their ongoing support of investing in local projects that have a positive impact on our quality of life,” said Pam Seidl, president of Fox Cities Sports Development and executive director of the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Community First Champion Center Fox Cities will be one of the best indoor sports facilities in the Midwest and will be a destination for sports events that drive positive economic impact in the Fox Cities.”
Opening this fall, the Champion Center will offer a combination of ice and hard-court surfaces. It will feature a year-round ice rink with seating for up to 1,000, a fieldhouse with four basketball courts or eight volleyball courts, and a seasonal arena that can be an ice rink or four basketball or four volleyball courts.
The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau conducted a study that showed the facility will bring an estimated economic impact of up to $8.9 million to the Fox Cities in its first year. The center will not only provide additional space for area sports teams, but also serve as a tournament destination for teams from outside the region.
The facility will be funded with hotel room tax dollars collected by 10 Fox Cities municipalities.