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Grand Chute gifts land to Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Land gifted by the Town of Grand Chute to the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau for a future sports facility, December 13, 2017. (WLUK)

GRAND CHUTE (WLUK) -- Grand Chute has approved a gift of land to the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau for a sports facility.

The land is located in the Town of Grand Chute and will be less than two miles from I-41.

It is in the Northeast corner of the intersection of McCarthy Road and County Road GV.

It will be developed into an indoor sports facility and will be funded with hotel room tax within the Fox Cities.

The 20 acres of land is valued at $1 million.

Officials say they are focusing on tourism and attracting sports teams from outside the Fox Cities by creating this facility.

"Our goal is to bring athletes and teams from across the Midwest to the Fox Cities to experience all we have to offer here and create greater economic impact of the entire Fox Cities," said director of sports marketing, Matt Tenhaken.

Officials say they expect a final design to be prepared for spring of 2018 and the facility is set to open in fall 2019.

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