HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Hot Springs officials said plans are being discussed to build a multi-sports complex.

"It lays out perfectly for the kind of athletic fields we're looking at," said Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs.

Arrison said the proposed site sits off Highway 270 East near the King Expressway interchange.

"People travel miles and miles to watch their kids play youth sports," said Arrison.

Arrison said he estimates the property will cost $12 to $16 million.

"The Hot Springs advertising and promotion commission is going to pay for the project using existing tax that we're collecting," said Arrison.

He said it will play home to youth and adult tournaments and include areas for field sports likesoccer, lacrosse, flag footballand other sports.

"You will not be able to go to a sports complex anywhere in the United States and enjoy more beautiful views," said Arrison.

Officials hope to secure a land deal soon and would like to see the first phase completed by July 2015.

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