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What does the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex project look like?

A year-round multi-sport facility for soccer, ice sports, basketball, volleyball, baseball/softball, lacrosse, adaptive sports and City of West Des Moines Parks and Recreation programming. Spaces will also be available for the public to rent for parties and smaller convention-type events; plans include 800 parking spots to support the expected usage. Its location is in West Des Moines on Grand Avenue just west of the DMACC Campus.

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What soccer facilities are included in the RecPlex?

The Hy-Vee Fieldhouse will be the home of a full-sized indoor turf soccer field. Plans for the outdoor fields are for between one to three turf fields, with the goal to have up to five total outdoor turf fields in a future phase and/or as fundraising goals are met. When it opens, there will be between one to four full-sized turf soccer fields (1 indoor 1-3 outdoor) in the community at a single facility!

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What soccer activity does Iowa Soccer plan to schedule?

In addition to bringing Iowa Soccer programming to the RecPlex -- coach education, referee courses, ODP training, Iowa Soccer League matches, adult leagues (indoor and outdoor), indoor and outdoor tournaments and festivals -- Iowa Soccer member clubs will be able to go through Iowa Soccer to rent the Hy-Vee Fieldhouse and the outdoor turf throughout the year for their own training and programming.

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Who will own and manage the facility?

The City of West Des Moines will own the RecPlex and manage general operations of it. Organizations involved in scheduling sport-specific rental time at the facility for soccer and the ice sports are the Iowa Soccer Association, Des Moines Youth Hockey Association, Central Iowa Figure Skating and the Des Moines Figure Skating Club.

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In what phase of planning is the project?

Land was purchased in the fall of 2018 and over the winter, the City of  West Des Moines began the planning and bid processes for sitework. As the project has come into focus in recent months, the architect has made amendments to initial renderings and blueprints. The City has assumed all project management responsibilities and is moving forward with bids for all aspects of construction. Ground has been broken and dirt is moving!

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When will the facility open?

If weather cooperates, fall 2020

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What is the cost of the facility and how is its construction being funded?

The MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex is a $34.5 million project. The City of West Des Moines is leading the way, financing a substantial amount of the project that was jumpstarted by a $5 million donation from MidAmerican Energy Company. City leaders have formed public/private partnerships with local leaders, community groups and private citizens in order to raise the additional funds needed to build the RecPlex.

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What is the fundraising goal?

Through June 2019, $11.2 million of the $13.5 million needed has been pledged. Iowa Soccer and the ice sports organizations have pledged donations to the project and are launching campaigns with their respective clubs, teams and individual members to close the gap.

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How can we make this project happen?

Please donate to the project. Iowa Soccer is asking clubs and individual members to join us in helping the project achieve its fundraising goal. We appreciate your consideration, donation and support!

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Where can I find details about the project?

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