- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

CARENCRO, La. (AP) - Trading ice for indoor turf, the city of Carencro is about open its new sports complex.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department was put to the task of converting the former Louisiana Ice Arena into a major sports complex large enough accommodate indoor soccer, football, lacrosse and many other options for leagues and private parties.

The Daily World reports (https://bit.ly/2aCO43r) the $3.75 million project began in December 2014, after the city purchased the 32,000-square-foot facility.

Jim Thibodeaux, director of operations for city-owned Pelican Park, says the 17,000-square-foot rink was removed and some of the equipment resold.

The facility will include bleacher seating, a concession stand, arcade and event room. In the future, Thibodeaux says the sports complex may also feature video golf and batting cages.

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Information from: The Daily World, https://www.dailyworld.com

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