Carrie Rengers

Goodsports developer puts Wichita sport complex ahead of one in Charlotte, N.C.

As a Monday deadline nears for Jerald Good to file building permits to get started on his Wichita GoodSports project, he has put another deal in Charlotte, N.C., on hold.

In a letter to Charlotte’s city manager, which WSOC-TV, Channel 9, in Charlotte put on its website following a city council meeting on Thursday, Good explained that he still wants to do a sports complex there but not for another year.

First, he says, he wants to build a 65,000-square-foot multisport athletic facility in Wichita at K-96 and Greenwich.

“We are currently working diligently to break ground on the construction of a Fieldhouse and Fieldhouse Hotel in Wichita, Kansas this spring with a planned opening of the Fieldhouse portion in November, 2015. Building of the Fieldhouse will help answer the question “where is there a GoodSports facility we can visit and see in person?”

Originally, Good was supposed to finalize financing, architecture plans and building permits to start construction in Wichita by Jan. 1. He has received two deadline extensions, and there are indications from others associated with the project that he may not receive any more.

Master developer Wichita Destination Developers would take over construction of the facility, which will target regional and national tournaments, if Good fails to start it.

Good didn’t return a call for comment.

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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