WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- MidAmerican Energy is attaching its name to West Des Moines' planned 30-(M) million dollar recreational facility two miles south of Jordan Creek Town Center.
MidAmerican is contributing 5 (M) million dollars to support the Rec-Plex, which will feature hockey rinks, indoor and outdoor soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts, meeting and exhibit space, and an arena.
West Des Moines City Manager Tom Hadden says the project is being funded by a mix of individual and corporate donations and $18.5 (M) million in revenue from hotel motel taxes. The facility is expected to be completed by the summer of 2020.
The proposed 60-acre project site is located along the south side of Grand Avenue and east of Jordan Creek Parkway just 2.3 miles south of Jordan Creek Town Center and 1.6 miles west of Interstate 35. The facility will be near the DMACC West Campus.
The new MidAmerican Energy RecPlex will feature two ice hockey rinks with room for up to four sheets of ice, three indoor soccer fields, three indoor basketball courts, availability for six volleyball courts, five outdoor soccer fields, locker rooms and amenities, 3,000 square feet of meeting space, 20,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 3,000 seat main arena with stage.