EL PASO, Texas -

City Council Tuesday approved a contract amendment establishing the "guaranteed maximum price" at $8.6 million for construction of the first phase of an 80-acre Eastside Sports Complex.

The complex will be located in Far East El Paso near the intersection of Montwood and John Hayes. Phase one includes the development 42.2 acres of land, which will include the following services and amenities:

  • 7 sodded irrigated competition flat fields, and 1 championship style field
  • Shaded seating to accommodate 500 spectators
  • Fencing to maintain control access
  • A new hike and bike trail will be constructed along the perimeter of the park

The complex will also include restrooms compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, parking, and sidewalks, as well as a sheltered area with picnic tables and benches.

Food trucks will be allowed to serve visitors and spectators during competitions or events. A new storage and maintenance facility will also be built in order to allow for the park's upkeep.

Earlier this year, Council awarded a "Design Build" contract for the Eastside Sports Complex to Jordan Foster Construction and MNK Architects. The design and construction of the Eastside Sports Complex is funded by the 2012 Quality of Life Bonds approved by El Paso voters.