Six Flags NO could become giant sports complex
The long-shuttered gates of Six Flags New Orleans could soon reopen as the area's most sprawling sports complex. Big League Dreams, a California-based company, is in talks with New Orleans city officials over transforming the decaying Six Flags park into a multi-million dollar sports complex that could hold multiple stadiums where visitors, local sports leagues and anyone else interested could come to play their sport of choice.
Big League Dreams operates nine locations across the U.S., with another expected to open in Las Vegas at the end of this year. The facilities are free to the public and make money via marketing and by charging local sports leagues to play. The facility is expected to house areas for baseball, basketball, flag football, in-line hockey, softball, soccer and volleyball.
This news fits nicely with the visit by New Orleans officials to the Dallas, TX area on Aug. 7 to survey Big League Dreams Park and Hawaiian Falls Water Park Complex. This news may not bode well for Southern Star Amusement's bid for the property and preliminary plans made with Nickelodeon owner Viacom. [Nola]