Developed in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Allegheny Health Network Montour Health + Sports Medicine Center officially opened on Nov. 3 and was set to accept new patients Nov. 7.
The project located along Route 51 at 2419 State Ave., is set to include the construction of seven outdoor soccer fields and amenities, including bleachers, a concession stand, restrooms and parking areas. According to a press release from the Riverhounds, it is one of the largest sports complexes of its kind in the United States.
“It’s good for this whole region,” Coraopolis Manager Ray McCutcheon said.
The AHN sports medicine facility is renting most of the front of the complex.
McCutcheon said there would not only be sports rehabilitation facilities but primary care doctors, too.
The 78-acre development has multiple indoor and outdoor athletic fields along with a 20,000-square-foot medical facility.
“It could be huge not just for Coraopolis but the whole area,” McCutcheon said.
Tournaments would bring a need for hotels up and down the I-79 corridor and area restaurants catering to the influx of people could also flourish, he said.
Currently, the complex has “three turfed, FIFA regulation-sized soccer and multi-purpose fields, including one full-size indoor field,” according to the press release.
“They have high goals for that place if they’re able to get the next seven fields,” McCutcheon said.
Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer secured $2 million in state funding for the next phase of development. The grant came from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
While the complex is located in Coraopolis, the additional fields will technically be located in Robinson.