May 30, 2023 8:16 am

NITRO, W.Va. — The City of Nitro is receiving prepared to open a new sports complicated.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Nitro Sports Complicated will be held Friday morning, which will be followed up with a grand opening celebration of the complicated and pool opening on Saturday at 11 a.m., according to city spokesman Joe Stevens.

Because breaking ground on the more than $five million sports complicated final August, the pool had been 1 of the very first projects as element of it to get underway, and Stevens mentioned anything is now prepared at the pool location in addition to the slides. He mentioned they had been delayed due to provide chain troubles but will be coming later subsequent month.

Stevens mentioned Saturday’s celebration will come total with Nitro Higher College students assisting to serve the very first guests of the new pool hundreds of burgers from a nearby chef.

“The truly cool issue about it is, 1 of the councilmen, the city council at significant, Bill Javins is identified for supplying hot dogs at our Halloween Hoedown, I imply he just throws out the grill and we have absolutely free hot dogs, nicely, this Saturday starting at noon, he is the chef of 1,000 absolutely free cheeseburgers,” Stevens mentioned.

Park Avenue in front of City Park will be shut down Saturday for the occasion, and a stage will be set up for The Esquires starting at 7 p.m. and a fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Stevens expects a significant crowd to attend.

He continued to inform MetroNews that he’s satisfied to see constructive improvement taking place not only in the Nitro neighborhood but via the efforts Mayor Kay Summers is top in Clendenin, as nicely as in other communities all through the area.

“It’s truly cool, and it is truly neat what Mayor Goodwin is carrying out right here in Charleston, what Frank Mullins is carrying out in South Charleston, all the way via the Kanawha-metro Valley location, you are seeing superior factors taking place,” he mentioned.

Stevens mentioned Nitro has been just 1 of the communities tearing down dilapidated buildings that had no longer served a objective and had made an eyesore to residents. He mentioned the project is now opening up a conversation of new prospective to come to the location.

“There’s a lot of truly superior space out there that Mayor Casebolt and City Planner Reed are each hearing from companies saying, ‘hey, we see the space, we are interested,” mentioned Stevens.

Stevens mentioned the tennis and pickleball courts at the Nitro Sports Complicated are ahead of schedule and are anticipated to open sometime subsequent month in June. He also mentioned they program to host the very first big tournament at the new complicated in mid-July– The Kanawha County Metro 911’s Initially Responders Tournament.