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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby MTO » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:56 pm

For the hotel and the Feildhouse complex or just one of them?
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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:18 am

I think the Fieldhouse is going to start first but it made it sound like both should be under construction this summer.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:12 am

Noticed yesterday that there is a bunch of steel on site for the construction of the fieldhouse.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby MTO » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:03 am

Woot! Woot!
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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby Omaha_Gabe » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:55 pm

Steel is going up!

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:38 pm

Omaha_Gabe wrote:Steel is going up!


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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:32 am

New hotel planned near South 35th Street, 23rd Avenue

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The city council on Monday evening voted 5-0 to approve a recommendation by the Community Development Department for a four-story, 63-unit My Place Hotel on currently vacant ground along South 35th Street and 23rd Avenue.

The hotel would be built on 1.8 acres on the north side of 23rd Avenue where it turns into South 35th Street, just to the southwest of the Star Cinema.
Besides the lodging units, the hotel would have an outdoor patio near the main building entrance and an indoor swimming pool. Hotel access would come from a private driveway and two interconnections with the abutting Star Cinema site

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:52 am

Not a very good picture, but here is on from the Nonpareil showing construction on the Fieldhouse as of 8/23/16.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:12 am

My Place hotel construction to start on Monday...should be completed in about 7 months.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:40 am

Fieldhouse update:

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:06 pm

That signage looks straight out of the late 1990s.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby MadMartin8 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:30 pm

iamjacobm wrote:That signage looks straight out of the late 1990s.



It screams "Kidz Fun Zone Pizza Party Place", so like Chuck E Cheese from the 1990s
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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby Greg S » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:47 am

I hope they just go ahead and fully convert the MAC to a youth sports complex.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:25 am

Here are a few pictures of the inside from the Nonpareil:

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The general manager stated that the facility should be open by early to mid-December.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby MTO » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:29 am

Wow that went up fast.
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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby nebugeater » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:33 pm

MTO wrote:Wow that went up fast.



Isn't it just re-purposing space that was already there and unused?
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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby MadMartin8 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:50 pm

Greg S wrote:I hope they just go ahead and fully convert the MAC to a youth sports complex.

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That's a pretty good idea, actually.
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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:22 pm

nebugeater wrote:
MTO wrote:Wow that went up fast.



Isn't it just re-purposing space that was already there and unused?

No, they built the structure on the former parking lot next to the MAC. Granted it is just a concrete floor with steel beams and a roof, so that is probably why it went up so quickly.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:29 am

Iowa West ends deal with fieldhouse company

The Iowa West Foundation board of directors voted unanimously to end an agreement with the FieldhouseUSA, a company based in Frisco, Texas, that had been its partner in developing the 105,000-square-foot indoor athletics facility in Council Bluffs.

Tulipana said the only things that will change for the facility will be its name – now, the Iowa West Foundation Fieldhouse – and the company managing its operations.
The building is still set to open in mid-January, he said, and the change won’t require Iowa West to spend any additional money to run the fieldhouse.
Tulipana said the foundation has two goals for the project: ensuring the facility serves as an economic driver by bringing large-scale youth sports tournaments to Council Bluffs and guaranteeing public access to the space

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby Brad » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:15 am

Interesting... Also from the Article:

John Schreier, Nonpareil wrote:Iowa West President and CEO Pete Tulipana said the separation came about because the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on the amount of time and access the general public would have to the fieldhouse.
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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby MTO » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:40 am

Seams petty
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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby Brad » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:48 am

MTO wrote:Seams petty


Seems like the whole reason they do what they do...

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:16 pm

I guess it depends how much sway Fieldhouse has in the circuit. Gotta hope this doesn't lead to less events.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby Greg S » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:48 pm

The more things change the more they stay the same.

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Re: Mid-America Center

Postby thenewguy » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:18 pm

Open house is tomorrow night. Do we know a schedule for the general public to actually use it yet?
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