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Kauai sports center would cost more than $45 million


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LIHUE >> A consultant says a proposed sports complex on Kauai would cost more than $45 million.

The Garden Island says on top of the initial cost, there would be annual maintenance fees of $380,000 for the proposed Waimea Sports Complex.

Project consultants presented their findings last week to the Kauai County Council. Plans for the sports center include facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, track and field, football and basketball.

The project received mixed reaction from council members. Some were concerned that a single project would cost nearly the same as the county’s entire proposed budget for capital improvement projects in fiscal year 2014.

However, others saw it as an opportunity to promote health, tourism and business.

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