A huge sports complex is coming to Scarborough!

First a little history. According to the Portland Press Herald, Scarborough Downs was bought last year with big plans for the 500 acre harness racing icon. Those plans, called The Downs, the newspaper reported, could include condos and apartments, commercial and even some light industrial projects.

The first development would be The Edge Sports Complex, according to the Press Herald. This could include pools, ice rinks, indoor and outdoor playing fields, spectator areas and other activity space, the newspaper stated. They are reportedly doing a feasibility study to figure out what would be included.

Rendering by Aceto Landscape Architects
Rendering by Aceto Landscape Architects


Being a parent that drags kids all over this state for sports - I'd say there is definitely the need for something like this! The developer is out of Boston, according to the Press Herald, and this isn't their first rodeo. (no...a rodeo won't be added)

The developer (ESG) wants to get all the hurdles jumped by this summer - then design the complex and get the permits. Fingers crossed it could open in early 2021.

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