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Official: Multipurpose building could attract many

Official: Multipurpose building could attract many

January 21st, 2013 in News
Among the many people taking part in a youth basketball tournament inside the Firley YMCA gymnasium were this group of 1st grade "Little Dribblers," coached by sisters Gabby Jahr and Noelle Case. They are teaching the kids the basics of basketball for 3-on-3 tournaments. The city's plans for a multipurpose building could alleviate some of the crowding at local gyms.

A proposed multipurpose building could help attract more groups to the capital city, according to one official in the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department.

Department director Bill Lockwood said a multipurpose building could bring in more visitors to the area, primarily through sports tournaments.

"I think there's a big opportunity to bring a lot of people in for weekend volleyball, basketball tournaments," Lockwood said. "A lot of folks are having to travel elsewhere for those now and our good central location would help make that a good use for the facility."