Tuesday, January 11, 2022
This image shows a graphic of the front of the Fargo Parks Sports Complex building.



The Fargo Park District Board of Commissioners tonight announced that a generous donor will match up to $1 million for Giving Hearts Day this year for the Fargo Park District’s Fargo Sports Complex project.  

“This generous donor would like to inspire others to join them in supporting this highly impactful project. Our hope is to see their generous pledge of $1 million matched through community donations by Giving Hearts Day,” shared Brian Arett, Fargo Park District Foundation Director. “We’re looking to you to help us meet the whole match. And you can do that by giving by check of any amount or by giving online today with pre-gifts at GivingHeartsDay.org.” 

The Fargo Park District's vision is for a destination facility with indoor space for over 13,000-plus local kids and 20-plus local community organizations to use regularly. The Fargo Sports Complex is not limited to sporting activities but is a facility with great potential for multiple kinds of events and programs. This impactful facility will attract over 600,000 visitors annually and host over 40 community events. The Fargo Park District expects its Fargo Sports Complex to provide a true multi-purpose space for Fargo residents and the surrounding communities. 

Also at tonight’s Fargo Park Board Meeting, the Park Board reviewed and awarded bids for the Fargo Sports Complex Project. Project Construction Manager McGough Construction split the project into 34 bid packages and received 95 bids from subcontractors. Bid prices came back favorable and below base estimates. The Park Board tonight with unanimous vote approved the total Fargo Sports Complex project cost of $77,659,657 and authorized administration to work with the Construction Manager to award contracts and proceed with the project.  

The Park Board tonight directed the staff to publicly bid for Special Inspections/Testing for the Fargo Sports Complex project. Funds for the inspector are accounted for in the total Fargo Sports Complex cost. According to code, a qualified inspector must be named to perform special inspections and testing for the project before a targeted groundbreaking in the spring of 2022.  

The Fargo Park District Foundation continues actively fundraising the last 20 percent of the project. If you would like to support the Fargo Sports Complex, pre-giving is open now at GivingHeartsDay.org. Every dollar counts. And the matching gift announced tonight means for every dollar donated, one more will be raised to help complete the project.  

If you would like to give $1,000 or more you can give by check to the Fargo Park District Foundation and include Giving Hearts Day in the memo line and mail or drop it off at the Fargo Park District offices. If you’d like to have your family or business name inside the facility, naming opportunities are available at $15,000 and above. These opportunities are eligible for the $1 million dollar match. Please contact Brian at foundation@fargoparks.com for more information. 

Learn more about the Fargo Sports Complex project by visiting the project page here.