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One More Step Closer, Williamsburg City Council Approves Sports and Events Center Project

Rendering of Proposed Williamsburg Sports & Event Center. (photo from JCC BOS Presentation)

WILLIAMSBURG — The proposed Williamsburg Sports and Events Center is one step closer to construction after the Williamsburg City Council unanimously voted in favor of the project.

During the Thursday, Dec. 14 meeting, the consideration and action regarding the funding agreement for the Regional Sports Center presented by the Historic Triangle Recreational Facility Authority (HTRFA) was discussed as a benefit to the community.

“It strikes me that its going to be very highly sought after and its going to do well for our community in offering that next tourism amenity that Williamsburg is so dependent upon,” stated Mayor Douglas Pons.

Pons thanked the efforts of the HTRFA and talked about the number of years and amount of time that has been spent by all three localities to reach this point calling it a “long haul”.

“We have got to a point where I can confidently make a decision to support this endeavor,” said Pons.

For the sports and event center project to move forward, approval is required from James City County, York County, and Williamsburg.

James City County narrowly approved the project after a heated discussion at its Dec. 13 meeting.

York County has the final vote on the agenda for its Dec. 19 Board of Supervisors meeting.

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