Kulik celebrates $2 million grant for sports complex in Coraopolis

CORAOPOLIS, Oct. 31 – Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer secured $2 million in state funding for the next phase of development for the Sports and Athletic Complex at Montour Junction, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny.

“It has been a long road in transforming Montour Junction from a former railyard into a premier place for young athletes and the community to access athletic fields for various sports,” Kulik said. “The state funding awarded today will help bridge the gap as the project enters its fourth phase and connect it with the previous phases of development.”

Kulik said the project includes the construction of seven outdoor soccer fields and amenities, including bleachers, a concession stand, restrooms and parking areas. The fourth phase of development also includes the Allegheny Health Network Sports Medicine facility.

Funding for Montour Junction is part of a package of $40 million in grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

Today’s RACP funding is in addition to the $5.25 million approved last week for the Josh Gibson Foundation, Welly LLC and the Riverfront Industrial Development.