A soccer complex for Mobile is about to become a reality.
The Mobile County Commission has awarded a $4 million bid to build Phase One of the complex.
It's a project that has been talked about for nearly seven years.
The complex will be built near the intersection of I-65 and I-10.
It will be built on sixty acres off Halls Mill Road and Lees Lane.
The complex will include two tournament quality fields, two seeded practice fields, lighting, a parking lot, and an entrance road.
County officials say most of the money comes from capital improvement program money in District Two, much of which has been on hold for several years.
County officials say the next phases will become a reality as money becomes available through future capital improvement programs, grants, and other community fundraising sources.
The Mobile Sports Authority hopes the new complex will help pave the way to bring bigger tournaments to the county.
Mobile County Commission President Connie Hudson said, "It will be a while before we can complete the whole project, as it's envisioned with ten fields. "
Hudson says what's developed in the future depends on how the funding resource goes.
Danny Corte, the Executive Director of the Mobile Sports Authority, says, "We will be able to go out and get some of these events that have been going other places, and because some of these other places don't have the infrastructure and support that Mobile, Mobile County does."
The contract was awarded to John Walton Construction Company.
Groundbreaking is set to take place within about a month and a half.
County officials say Phase One should be finished by January of next year.