According to documents submitted to the state of Florida Disney filed with South Florida Water Management District to build a 286,000 square foot sports venue at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Disney would not give out any details.
ESPN was opened in 1997, there are a number of facilities there now for sports, a HP Field House and the Jostens Center. The Jostens center is 70,000 square feet, the new venue would be on 286,000 square feet with the building’s footprints being 180,000 square feet. It will be on 10 acres and include a parking lot.
Previously Disney has asked permission to build on more wetland including 122 acres in the area that surrounds ESPN and Hollywood Studios, there is already 31 acres of wetland here they can built on. The flamingo Crossings to the west of Disney will feature resorts aimed at people attending events at the Wide World of Sports.
This years events include; Christian music festival Nights of Joy and the Invictus Games. There will also be an athletic competition for wounded veterans.
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