City accepting bids to construct $11.3M aquatic center
by Associated Press
Published: April 12,2012
Tags: aquatic center, athletes, athletics, bidders, bidding, bids, builders, building, community development, construction, constructors, diving, exercise, health, health care, sports, swimmers, swimming, swimming pool
TUPELO — The city of Tupelo has issued a call for bids on the estimated $11.3 million indoor aquatic center.
Companies have until May 1 to submit proposals.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports construction could start by July if the city can pick a general contractor this spring. Construction is expected to take 14 months with the opening by fall of 2013.
Parks and Recreation director Don Lewis says price will be a major consideration but company profiles also weigh heavily into picking a contractor.
Supporters say the city needs a permanent indoor facility to accommodate both competitive and recreational swimming. They say the facility will lure regional, statewide and even national events to the city.
Currently, swimmers use the indoor-outdoor public pool at Rob Leake City Park.
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