Placer County Sports and Event Complex approved

Updated December 19, 2018
The proposed Placer County Sports and Event Complex project in Roseville is moving forward after approval from the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The complex will be developed at @the Grounds, the venue formerly known as the Placer County Fairgrounds on Washington Boulevard in Roseville.

The project is a collaboration between Placer Valley Sports Complex, City of Roseville and Placer County. The initial phase will see construction of a 160,000-square-foot sports and event complex, with the potential for adding a 30,000-square-foot expansion and a 6,000-square-foot culinary building later.

The complex will be designed to host sports events such as volleyball, basketball, martial arts, dance and cheer competitions. The culinary building would include a demonstration kitchen, food storage area, meeting rooms, banquet rooms and offices.

“The new investment and expanded activities will draw people to Roseville from all over the state and the Northwest,” said Roseville Assistant City Manager Kevin Payne. “Locally, it will improve traffic circulation in the area, and we’ve already seen improved aesthetics at the site that enhance the neighborhood. It’s an important collaboration for our region.”

The Placer County Board of Supervisors also approved a series of real property transactions with the City of Roseville, including a $1.3 million purchase-and-sale agreement for 3.4 acres of county property that the City intends to use for potential expansion of Roseville Police facilities.

The Roseville City Council approved the purchase and sale at its December 5 meeting.

“This project would not be possible without the collaborative effort between the City of Roseville and Placer County,” said Placer County Public Works and Facilities Deputy Director Mark Rideout.

In May, Placer Valley Tourism unveiled its $10 million renovation of @the Grounds, at the venue formerly known as the Placer County Fairgrounds.

“We greatly appreciate the County’s support for @the Grounds to develop a much-needed and one-of-a-kind events complex to meet the community’s needs,” said Placer Valley Sports Complex Chief Executive Officer David Attaway.

The project, a collaboration of Placer County and Placer Valley Tourism, improved facilities across the property to better suit today's gathering- and meeting-space needs, and restores many of @the Grounds' original, unique architectural features.