City of Memphis announces development of Liberty Park at historic Fairgrounds site

Watch: City of Memphis announces development of Liberty Park at historic Fairgrounds site

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The City of Memphis has announced the expansion of the historic Fairgrounds property into a collection of cultural, educational, entertainment and recreation options.

The campus will be known as Liberty Park, according to a release from the City.

Liberty Park is set to grow to include a mixed-use, public-private development and sports and events center.

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The $200 million transformation project will open in phases in 2022, according to the release.

A complete list of campus elements can be found at libertyparkmemphis.com.

The Memphis Sports & Events Center will be a 227,000-square-foot. facility for youth sports and events. \

The complex will include a cafe and concessions area, multiple outdoor turf and dedicated soccer fields, and a playground, according to the release.

From the release:

The 18-acre private development within Liberty Park will include a public plaza, 90,000 square feet of family entertainment venues, 90,000 square feet of commercial office space, 100,000 square feet of retail and dining, 2 hotels comprising 200 total rooms, and 100-150 apartments.

The private development will be built along Central Avenue in a space that currently houses the track & football field.