The city of Boise wants to hear your voice on a proposal for a new sports complex. On Thursday the city held the first of a series of open houses on the proposed project. The sports complex in downtown's river district would be home to a soccer and baseball team, as well as serve as a community event space. The current plan is to have a private developer and taxpayers share the $100 million bill. City leaders say the financing will include multiple safeguards so the developer, not the taxpayers, bears the risk.
"Whether you have questions or concerns, or you're for it, we want to hear from everybody," said the city of Boise's Lana Odintsova. "And this is why we are here. We have several staff members on hand from different departments -- from finance tech development to planning and development. We can help answer all the questions that you may have."
If the project goes through, the city hopes to have it built by 2020. A second public meeting is scheduled for October 10th at Payette Brewing.