Public Invited to Comment on Plans for Sports Complex

Randy Bomar visits with attendees at the Doubleday Sports Complex meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Plans for the Doubleday Sports Complex to be built north of Sheridan were set out for public review and comments in an open house at Sheridan Memorial Hospital's conference room on Gould Street Wednesday night.

Randy Bomar, who's operations manager with Morrison Maierle's engineering/surveying offices in Sheridan, said the firm came up with four or five different concepts for the facility.

Pens and comment sheets were laid out on tables for use by those attending the meeting. The site is between 40 and 45 acres just north of the new I-90 interchange that's now under construction. Bomar said the meeting Wednesday night would be the last.

Among those at the meeting was Marty Kobza, superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1.

Sheridan City Councilman Alex Lee also commented on the proposed plans.

Bomar said the plans include fields for soccer, baseball, softball, and walking and biking paths. He said the designers would also like to have more community events, turning the grounds into a true multi-use facility. But, he said, it's designed with baseball, soccer and softball as the main events.

He said the aim is for a grading and utility project in the fall of this year, with design of the finished fields, buildings and lighting to happen over the winter. Under that scenario, construction and above-ground work on the fields would start in the spring of 2018.

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School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza comments on the plans. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty, left, visits with attendees at the meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Bomar points out features on one of the maps at the meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)