PCB Sports Complex Grand Opening


WELL ALTHOUGH THE NEW PANAMA CITY BEACH SPORTS COMPLEX HAS ALREADY HELD SEVERAL TOURNAMENTS AND HAS BECOME A WEEKLY PRACTICE FIELD FOR AREA TEAMS… IT WASN’T OFFICIALLY OPEN UNTIL NOW… TODAY THE GRAND OPENING WAS HELD AT THE COMPLEX… SEVERAL AREA TEAMS FILLING UP THE TURF FIELDS… EVERY SPORT PLAYED ON A FIELD GIVING DEMONSTRA TIONS THIS AFTERNOON… SOCCER.. FOOTBALL… LACROSSE… BASEBALL… SOFTBALL… EVEN QUADDITH… YES QUADDITH HARRY POTTER’S FAVORITE SPORT BEING TAUGHT OVER AT THE COMPLEX… THE COMPLEX WILL OF COURSE DRAW IN THOUSANDS OF OUT OF TOWN TEAMS FOR TOURNAMENTS BUT IT WILL ALSO SERVE AS PRACTICE FIELD DURING THE WEEK FOR MORE LOCAL TEAMS. … THE PROJECT HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR 17 MONTHS AND WAS DELAYED BY HURRICANE MICHAEL BUT TODAY EVERYONE WAS ABLE TO CELEBRATE THE COMPLETED COMPLEX. J.D. WOOD:”You know Panama City Beach has had a great reputation when it comes to diamond sports so softball and baseball so we have the opportunity to really focus on rectangle sports so you’re soccer, football, lacrosse really opening new markets in new time frames of the year so we’re making it where we have a lot of rectangular events from September to May and really making Panama City Beach a sports destination year round.” AMONG THE TEAM’S AT TODAY’S GRAND OPENING… THE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS FROM GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE… YOUNG ATHLETES GOT A CHANCE TO HANGOUT WITH THE COMMODORES AND EVEN GO THROUGH SOME DRILLS WITH THE JUCO PLAYERS. ADDISON BRASWELL:”It’s good for those guys to see and guys and girls to come out and you know just be able to interact and mingle with the athletes and you know just from a personal standpoint better than anything really. You know having this facility here it’s just gonna be great for everybody even for us you know might be an option on rain days and stuff like that it’sa really nice thing to have this in the community for sure.” BOTH THE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TEAMS ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR FALL SEASONS RIGHT NOW… NEXT UP FOR THE BASEBALL TEAM IS A HOME GAME AGAINST NORTHWEST FLORIDA ON TUESDAY AND THE SOFTBALL TEAM WILL PLAY TROY AND PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE TOMORROW AT TROY. AND THE GULF COAST VOLLEYBALL TEAM IN ACTION TODAY.. ON THE ROAD AT FLORIDA GATEWAY…


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