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Appleton signs off on sports complex funding

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- The City of Appleton has approved a funding plan for a $30 million Fox Valley indoor sports complex.

The project will be funded by hotel room tax revenue in the Fox Cities. Appleton was the last of ten communities to sign off on the funding.

Grand Chute officials were concerned Appleton's hesitation in approving the funding would delay the project and cost additional money. Grand Chute Chairman Dave Schowalter tells WLUK-TV the delay will add $40,000 to construction costs because of working through the winter.

The center will include three competition spaces, an NHL sized ice rink for hockey games, as well as four basketball courts and eight volleyball courts. It's expected to open in October of 2019.

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