WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — A northeastern Iowa community may lose the opportunity to build new fairgrounds and ball diamonds if it doesn't raise $1 million by the end of the year.
Terry Hinrichs is the consultant for the Champions Ridge project in Waverly. He tells The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that work would begin next spring if the project reaches its goal, otherwise "the dream's gone."
Discussions for Champions Ridge began in 2007, when the city sought a new home for the Waverly-Shell Rock baseball and softball diamonds as well as a new home for the Bremer County Fairgrounds.
Hinrichs says that landowner Neil Smith offered Waverly 142 acres (57 hectares) of his land in 2011 at a fraction of its value if the city agreed to use it for youth programs.
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