Picente hopes Utica sports complex project will gain funding in 2019

The Nexus Center sports complex planned for downtown Utica was supposed to break ground as early as this past summer.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2018 5:39 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Nexus Center sports complex planned for downtown Utica was supposed to break ground as early as this past summer.

NewsChannel 2 checked in with the Oneida county executive for an update as the year comes to a close.

Anthony Picente says he's confident the project will have the necessary funding in the New Year.

Nexus will be built where the old Tartan textile building used to stand next to the Adirondack Bank Center.

“We are still moving forward. We are working with the state on funding for it. We have changed some things over at the AUD Authority to increase our bonding capacity to be able to pay for more of it,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente.

The county is waiting on the Regional Economic Development Council awards to see how much money the Mohawk Valley will win.

The Nexus project is high on the list of projects seeking funding.

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