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City of Charleston, Kanawha County Commission announce plans to build multimillion-dollar indoor sports complex


The City of Charleston and Kanawha County Commission have announced a historic joint venture project that would convert the former Macy’s building at Charleston Town Center and the Lee Street parking garage into an indoor sports complex.

Officials from around the city, county and other local stakeholders gathered at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Wednesday for the announcement of the $80 million investment into the two mall area structures to build the Capital Sports Center.

“We have never worked on a project together of this scale. This will be the largest project the city and county have done jointly in the history of the city and county,” Kanawha County Commission Ben Salango told MetroNews.

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