A Field Of Dreams Coming To Winchester?

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A development firm is considering building a $300 million sports and entertainment complex in Winchester, with hopes to bring jobs and tourism.

The deal has been in the works since June 2008 and it seems to be moving forward.

The Winchester-Clark County Industrial Development Authority is working with Motown Technology and Sports Facility Inc. to construct a mega complex.

Todd Denham of the Winchester Development Authority says the project would include a 14,000 seat sports arena, basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, bowling alleys, soccer fields, an IMAX movie theater, rock climbing walls, a 1,200 room hotel, restaurants and even an indoor surf park.

But before you start planning a vacation to the new development, Denham says they are not alone in the running for this monster project. According to officials from Motown Technology, there are 6 other states in the running for the same project.

Denham says Winchester will offer tax incentives to lure the company to Kentucky saying they will do what it takes to win the selection. Denham says the next step from the city's point of view is to gather input from the community.

Motown Technology says they plan to visit Winchester in February to tie up any loose ends, and Denham hopes to have a decision by June of this year.

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