Urban League President and CEO Sadiqa Reynolds set a goal of raising $20 million by selling the approximately 4,000 seats inside the complex for $5,000 each.

A $30 million project is set to change the landscape of west Louisville.

It’s been more than a month since the Louisville Urban League challenged business leaders in the metro to be part of the future Sports and Learning Complex.

Urban League President and CEO Sadiqa Reynolds set a goal of raising $20 million by selling the approximately 4,000 seats inside the complex for $5,000 each.

“If you care about this city at all, we need you engaged in this project,” Reynolds said.

More than 50 business leaders have already committed, totaling $250,000. The project also recently received a donation for $1 million.

The project has raised more than $18 million so far, with $10 million of that being committed by the city of Louisville.

“I think from CEOs to community activists, people really do support this project. They support economic development. They want to see the west end transform in a way that is respectful for the people who live here,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds also addressed the recent spike in violence and shootings in the metro.

“The violence is heartbreaking. To watch people lose their children, to see people lose their children not only to death and violence but also to jail,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds said poverty is a root problem that the Urban League addresses. She believes the the state-of-the-art complex will have an economic impact on the area because of the jobs it will create.

A groundbreaking is expected later this year.

For more information or to donate to the project, visit SportsandLearningComplex.org.

Source: Donations continue, but more needed for state-of-the-art sports complex in west Louisville