Vicksburg’s Sports Force Park Gets an Official Opening

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — It’s been in use for a little while now, but late last week Vicksburg’s new $22 million Sports Force Park got a proper grand opening party. More than 100 people gathered on Thursday to watch as a group of children cut a ceremonial red ribbon in front of city of Vicksburg officials and representatives of Sport Force Parks. The park actually opened for competition back on Presidents Day in February. The company says since then they have hosted 43,000 visitors, 1,500 games, and 431 tournament teams from across the South. Vicksburg leased the land to build the facility to the company, which in turn now leases it back to the city to recover its investment. Vicksburg is paying for the park through user fees and a special 2 percent tax on hotel room rentals and food and beverage sales approved by voters in 2017.


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