Austin coaches take to the field for $20M sports complexAustin coaches take to the field for $20M sports complexhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=135472016-06-21T05:00:00Z2016-06-21T21:05:00Z

​​​​​​​ AUSTIN - Eyeing a need for more pool space and sports fields, a group of investors headed by Austin High School's football coach and his wife say they plan to build a $20 million sports complex in southwest Austin.

The investors closed on the purchase of a 69-acre parcel on the south side of US 290, about three miles west of the Y in Oak Hill.

The project, named Junction Athletic Complex, is expected to open in late 2017.

The group wants to create a place where youth—and adults—can try a variety of sports in one place.

Because of its size and the number of courts, the facility will host regional, state-wide and national events, including beach volleyball tournaments. ​

Many of the other investors are athletes, too, including former Rice football player Bill Stone and his wife Audrey; former University of Texas swimmer Annie Brown and her husband; and former Texas A&M University basketball player Matt Haralson​.

Also in the mix are former Vanderbilt University football player Jamie Matthews and his wife Mary Clare​; professional triathlete Neilia Bliss; and collegiate soccer and tennis player Jamie Wheal.


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