Sports complex approved for public use

    A $14 million athletic center in the works in the Bensalem School District has been approved for use by the public.

    The complex, which came under development in 2007, will have three basketball courts, and indoor track, classrooms and locker rooms, in addition to a seating capacity of 1,700.


    Funding will comes from a $30 million bond, to be paid off by the school district at 4.4 percent interest by 2028, says the Bucks County Courier Times.

    Non-school district events slated for the arena will be coordinated by Bensalem’s Department of Parks & Recreation.

    The school district is paying for an athletic center that’s open to the public? Can a school district and a township successfully share a venue?

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