July 10, 2017– LStar Ventures announces that it has broken ground on a $25 million sports and recreation complex at Union Point, the 1,500-acre urban development situated within the towns of Weymouth, Rockland, and Abington, Massachusetts. The ceremonial groundbreaking on July 10 featured comments from state and local officials, including Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund, Senator Patrick O’Connor, Representatives Geoffrey Diehl and James Murphy, and members of the Weymouth Town Council.
The Union Point Sports Complex comprises four premium, multi-use turf fields, including a certified international rugby pitch that will make it possible to host national and international rugby tournaments. Each field will be equipped with lighting to allow night play, and three of the fields have been designed to house air supported structures (bubbles), giving the facility the ability to offer year round full field play.
Global Premier Soccer, Laxachusetts, and Boston Rugby Club are among the elite sports organizations that will call the facility home. Priority field times will also be available to the three neighboring towns.
“This sports complex is the latest milestone in fulfilling the transformative vision of Union Point and will make the South Shore a ‘mecca’ for soccer and other sports in the state,” said Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the sports complex at Union Point,” said Joe Bradley, CEO of Global Premier Soccer. “As the biggest soccer club in New England, we are always looking for facilities to support our teams, grassroots programs and tournaments. Weymouth is a perfect location and the four fields coupled with outstanding amenities will make Union Point a ‘go-to’ location for soccer events in the region.”
In addition to playing fields, the space will include a miniature replica of Fenway Park, outdoor basketball courts, a street hockey rink, and walking paths. All of these amenities will be accessible for Union Point residents and surrounding communities for year round use.
Other amenities within the facility include a state-of-the-art playground and central park viewing area designed by landscape architect Sasaki Associates. The development will also include a 5,000 square foot restaurant and a full renovation of the existing Navy gymnasium, all of which are being designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects. The project is being financed by Weymouth-based Equitable Bank.
“Union Point is a once in a generation opportunity to bring significant economic growth to the South Shore and the sports complex is another step in bringing that potential to life,” said State Senator Patrick O’Connor.