(Hamilton)--The Founder of the Spooky Nook Champion Mill project says construction is on schedule for a December 2021 opening. Sam Beiler, who owns a similar indoor sports facility in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, says the $144 million, 1.3 million square foot complex will be the largest sports venue of its type in North America. It will also feature the region's 2nd largest convention center and a hotel. The property used to be the site of the Champion Paper Mill for over a century. State historical tax credits and other financing is helping the city re-purpose the sprawling site.
(Bill Douglas Photo: Sam Beiler speaks during a media day at the Spooky Nook construction site on Wednesday, June 17, 2020)