From the Asheville Citizen Times:
“Martin Lewis of Fletcher Partners made a presentation to the commissioners and answered their questions about the proposed 90-acre sports complex, which has been about six years in the making. Martin, a father of four children between the ages of 6 and 16, has watched his friends take their kids all over the Southeast and beyond to play sports.
‘We said, “We’ll never be like that. We won’t do that,”‘ he said. ‘Well, if your children are going to play sports, that’s kind of the way things are now, that you do (travel), whether it’s soccer, whether it’s baseball, whether it’s basketball. And we feel like this would give the local families a place to go to play in travel tournaments on the weekends.'”