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Newly renovated Cargill Park Sports Complex officially open

(Source: Nicolette Schleisman/KSLA News 12) (Source: Nicolette Schleisman/KSLA News 12)

A newly renovated sports complex will officially be unveiled Thursday morning.

The city of Shreveport hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Cargill Park Sports Complex at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

The about $40 million renovations for the huge complex include new facilities, new fields, new concession stands, all made out of new materials.

Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler says this will have a huge economic impact on the city.

"We have people that come from all around, throughout the ArkLaTex, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Louisiana, all around to come in and play tournaments right here in Shreveport. And this facility is one that they really love," said Mayor Tyler.

The complex hosts tournaments for many different sports, including baseball, softball, and soccer.

Cargill Park is Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation's regional sports facility. The complex hosts recreational league tournaments and tournaments for both baseball and softball. Two four-field complexes and two championship fields make up the facility. 

Other renovations and improvements include field updates to the turf and irrigation improvements, lighting and bigger dugouts.

The new fields will be put to use this weekend with the 40th annual Sickle Cell tournament which begins Friday night.

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