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Nebraska residents propose aquatics, events center

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A group of Nebraska residents is proposing a $45 million aquatics and events center in Scottsbluff.

Local resident Dave Schaff told the Scottsbluff City Council that the group hopes the facility will be operated as a private-public partnership

Schaff says the first part of the project would focus on the aquatics center with recreational and competitive pools. He says it's estimated to cost about $20 million. The group has negotiated for 40 acres of land to be donated to the project.

Schaff says the project's $25 million second phase would involve a 5,000-seat events center, which would be able to accommodate concerts, sporting event tournaments and other events. The project would also include parking for about 1,200 vehicles.

The project is expected to take three years.

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