The Sportsplex first debuted in 2013 featuring five multi-purpose fields, playground equipment and shelter. This facility will serve as host to a variety of weekend tournaments - soccer, rugby, lacrosse, football, field hockey, etc. It will also be available for weekday practices and league play for local teams and organizations.
Work started in June 2015 on the second phase of the project, with plans to add six more fields and a championship field hosting up to 2,700 spectators, walking trails, additional shelters, and more. Construction of the second phase was completed in 2017.
The Sportsplex is located at 2425 Sports Parkway Matthews, NC 28105. For more information, please visit the Sportsplex Website.
On June 17, 2017 the Grand Opening Celebration of the Sportsplex was held with the first game of the Charlotte Independence, Charlotte's United Soccer League (USL) team. The Independence beat the Harrisburg City Islanders 2-0 in front of a sold out crowd.
The Sportsplex at Matthews is an athletic facility that consists of 9 synthetic turf fields, 2 grass fields and a 2,500 seat grass stadium. All fields are multi-purpose fields that can accommodate a variety of sports; soccer, lacrosse, football, field hockey, rugby, etc. The Stadium has a two story field house with home, away, and referee locker rooms. The top floor of the field house is a 90-person conference room that is available to rent. The Sportsplex also has two playgrounds and roughly 2 miles of paved trails.
This photo was taken at the Phase Two Groundbreaking on June 22, 2015, featuring representatives and elected officials from the Town of Matthews, Mecklenburg County and Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation.