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Themurky future of Epicenter League City

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has expired, and no construction has occurred. The project is not going to happen as originally thought, city o- cials said. However, the city is condent plans for the site are not dead. Ocials are workingwith other developers to drum up interest and build something sim- ilar to Epicenter in the same location. The plan is still to one day replace the sportsplex with a large entertainment

hub, but the elds remain for now, League City Planning and Develop- ment Director David Hoover said. “We’re still working on it,” he said. “It’s just becoming something a little bit dierent than the way it started.” Meanwhile, Western Spherical is planning to build a smaller version of Epicenter League City on land near the sportsplex. The development’s anchor

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In late 2018, League City ocials expressed excitement for a project that would have added a convention center, a sports arena, an amphithe- ater and more at the site of the existing Chester L. Davis Sportsplex near I-45. One year later, the predevelopment agreement the city had with Western Spherical Developers to build what was dubbed Epicenter League City

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