Groundbreaking held for sports park on former landfill site in Wilmington

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Image courtesy City of Wilmington

North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Construction is underway on nCinco Sports Park, a multi-sport complex being built on an old landfill site in Wilmington. Officials gathered for an official groundbreaking ceremony recently.

“We stand here today on an old landfill,” Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said.

“This is a challenging project to transform a former landfill to a sports park and it has taken some time to say the least, but impactful projects like this are worth the wait.

“This project will be impactful not only to the citizens we serve but will be a destination sports venue for visitors who will come to the park for tournaments and other events.”

The project is expected to be completed by March 2024.

In May 2021, nCino signed a long-term sponsorship with the city. In July 2019, the city council unanimously approved the donation of 65 acres from the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Soccer Club organization and the club approached nCino.

The park will have 11 full-sized fields and will include outdoor lighting for evening games.

“Through the parks bond program, the community voiced its desire for an upgraded sports park with the capacity to host sports tournaments and provide a healthy outlet for local youth,” said Amy Beatty, director of community services for the City of Wilmington.

“With nCino’s generous partnership and support, we are able to develop a first-class facility and provide tremendous athletic and recreational opportunities.”

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