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Ribbon cutting ceremony, grand opening set for Nitro Sports Complicated


May 26, 2023

NITRO, W.Va. — The City of Nitro is having prepared to open a new sports complicated.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Nitro Sports Complicated will be held Friday morning, which will be followed up with a grand opening celebration of the complicated and pool opening on Saturday at 11 a.m., according to city spokesman Joe Stevens.

Considering the fact that breaking ground on the more than $five million sports complicated final August, the pool had been a single of the initial projects as aspect of it to get underway, and Stevens stated anything is now prepared at the pool region in addition to the slides. He stated they have been delayed due to provide chain challenges but will be coming later subsequent month.

Stevens stated Saturday’s celebration will come full with Nitro Higher College students assisting to serve the initial guests of the new pool hundreds of burgers from a neighborhood chef.

“The seriously cool factor about it is, a single of the councilmen, the city council at substantial, Bill Javins is recognized for supplying hot dogs at our Halloween Hoedown, I imply he just throws out the grill and we have no cost hot dogs, properly, this Saturday starting at noon, he is the chef of 1,000 no cost cheeseburgers,” Stevens stated.

Park Avenue in front of City Park will be shut down Saturday for the occasion, and a stage will be set up for The Esquires starting at 7 p.m. and a fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Stevens expects a substantial crowd to attend.

He continued to inform MetroNews that he’s satisfied to see constructive improvement taking place not only in the Nitro neighborhood but by way of the efforts Mayor Kay Summers is top in Clendenin, as properly as in other communities all through the area.

“It’s seriously cool, and it is seriously neat what Mayor Goodwin is undertaking right here in Charleston, what Frank Mullins is undertaking in South Charleston, all the way by way of the Kanawha-metro Valley region, you are seeing great points taking place,” he stated.

Stevens stated Nitro has been just a single of the communities tearing down dilapidated buildings that had no longer served a goal and had made an eyesore to residents. He stated the project is now opening up a conversation of new possible to come to the region.

“There’s a lot of seriously great space out there that Mayor Casebolt and City Planner Reed are each hearing from companies saying, ‘hey, we see the space, we are interested,” stated Stevens.

Stevens stated the tennis and pickleball courts at the Nitro Sports Complicated are ahead of schedule and are anticipated to open sometime subsequent month in June. He also stated they program to host the initial big tournament at the new complicated in mid-July– The Kanawha County Metro 911’s Initially Responders Tournament.

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