Albuquerque city council approves sports tourism initiative


FUNDING AIMED AT RAMPING UP SPORTS TOURISM IN ALBUQUERQUE. THE 28-MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE PLAN COMES FROM THE LODGER )S TAX, PAID BY HOTELS. THE PROJECTS INCLUDE A NEW SOCCER COMPLEX, RENOVATIONS TO A WESTSIDE BASEBALL COMPLEX, AND IMPROVEMENTS AT ISOTOPES PARK. IT ALSO COVERS A MAKEOVER AT LOS ALTOS PARK NEAR EUBANK AND I-40, WHICH HAS STRUGGLED WITH HOMELESS CAMPS. UPGRADES INCLUDE RENOVATING ITS FOUR SOFTBALL FIELDS AND ADDING A FIFTH, AS WELL AS BUILDING A B-M-X TRACK. THE GOAL IS TO ATTRACT TOURNAMENTS AND OTHER EVENTS THAT BRING VISITORS TO ALBUQUERQUE.

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