Posted September 7, 2023 | 8:09 AM

SouthShore Sportsplex to Open Saturday

The complex's four synthetic-turf fields can host sports from soccer to football to cricket

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 7, 2023) - Hillsborough County will formally open the eagerly anticipated SouthShore Sportsplex on Saturday, Sept. 9, giving kid and adult sports leagues four state-of-the-art multipurpose fields on which to play.

Games will begin immediately after the 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony at the sports complex, 6110 Waterset Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572.

The SouthShore Sportsplex features four synthetic-turf athletic fields, making it home to one of the largest contiguous synthetic turf fields in the nation and the go-to place for sports fans who love high-quality sports fields. The fields will support a variety of recreational sports and activities ranging from soccer, football, and lacrosse to kickball and cricket.

In addition to the fields, the first phase of construction features a playground, pavilions, LED lighting, a concession building with restrooms, offices, and meeting space, and parking for more than 500 vehicles. The park property is about 85 acres, with the $11 million first phase covering roughly half the site.

Links: Aerial photos and video of the sportsplex

WHAT: Opening ceremony for SouthShore Sportsplex
WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
WHERE: 6110 Waterset Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572


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