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  • Positive vibes for proposed athletic complex

  • Plans for a 100-acre multi-sport health and wellness campus just south of the intersection of Phillips and Fishers roads in Victor were well received when presented to the Victor Town Board Monday evening.

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  • Plans for a 100-acre multi-sport health and wellness campus just south of the intersection of Phillips and Fishers roads in Victor were well received when presented to the Victor Town Board Monday evening.
    Pinnacle Athletic Campus, which will feature a large indoor sportsplex, outdoor turf fields and 15 acres of trails and outdoor action sports amenities, was presented to the board by developers Dan Bree of Sealand Corporation, Jim Ludwig of North Coast Construction and Dan Ludwig of CT Properties. The trio has teamed with Clearwater, Fla.-based Sports Facility Advisors, Inc. to bring a state-of-the-art regional athletic center to the area.
    Located seconds from the Thruway, I-490 and Route 96, the complex will be a family oriented destination that will appeal to not only local and regional athletes and teams, but also to any health and outdoor enthusiasts, say its developers.
    Town Board members Jack Dianetti, Silvio Palermo, Jeff Cody and Supervisor Jack Marren spoke positively following the Ludwigs’ 15-minute PowerPoint presentation. Board member Dave Tantillo was not present.
    “I am very excited about this proposition,” Dianetti said. “This is what we were looking for after the debate over a community center — that someone from the private sector would step up and make something like this happen.”
    Plans call for an indoor sportsplex that will feature a 120,000 square foot turf field capable of hosting soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball and other team sports. Also included will be a 32,000 square foot hard court area for volleyball, basketball, wrestling and gymnastics. All of the indoor fields and facilities will have the unique ability of being able to be viewed from above as an overhead concourse throughout the indoor facility will be part of the interior amenities.
    One of the many benefits of the proposed athletic campus that developers presented Monday evening were the advantages to the local community. Developers said tournaments, games, attractions and services will bring plenty of extra income to the local restaurants, hotels and businesses.
    Palermo, as a family man with children participating in athletic events near and far, is very familiar with the sports complex business and likes what he sees in the Pinnacle Athletic Campus.
    “I’ve seen the positive impact this type of complex has,” he commented. “People could come from miles around to attend events here. I look forward to seeing more information as it is made available.”
    Also proposed was Victor Parks and Recreation having its headquarters on the campus, consisting of a 10,000 square foot office and programming space to go along with 11,000 square feet of recreation space, with parking for access to both Auburn and Lehigh Valley hiking trails.
    “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the Pinnacle Athletic Campus,” said Christine Palmiere, chairperson of the Victor Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board.
    Page 2 of 2 - “We like having our own offices, our own space yet using the campus’ other facilities, along with being next to the trails,” she said. “We would like to be in phase one if we do choose to move forward.”
    “My family moved to Victor more than 20 years ago because we really liked what the community had to offer,” Ludwig said. “I believe that this is the right time for a project like this to be developed, and I’m hopeful we can make it a reality.”
    For more information on the proposed project send e-mail requests to: info@pinnacle-athletic.com or call 585-742-2563.
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