PANAMA CITY BEACH — A “transformational” project to expand a popular sports complex is gaining serious momentum. 

According to Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach, local officials approved last week a plan for Lose Design, an engineering firm with offices in Tennessee, Georgia and Colorado, to design two new buildings slated for construction at the Panama City Beach Sports Complex. 

One is an indoor sports center that will span 100,000 square

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PANAMA CITY BEACH — Local and visiting athletes soon could be using a new training facility at a popular park on the Beach. 

The City Council on Thursday approved entering into an exclusive negotiating agreement with RHR Ventures for the development of an 8-acre parcel of land at Frank Brown Park. 

The group has proposed building a 22,000-square-foot D-BAT Sports indoor facility on about 4 acres of the parcel, which currently is a dirt parking

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PANAMA CITY BEACH — Construction of a new indoor sports training facility could be around the corner for the Beach. 

In a City Council meeting on Thursday, local officials are slated to consider a negotiation agreement for the development of a D-BAT Sports facility on about 4 acres of an 8-acre parcel of available land at Frank Brown Park. The parcel currently is a dirt parking lot. 

PCB leaders in January issued a request for

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The new Panama City location marks the second of nine new stores Academy will open this year and one of three stores currently planned for Florida. Academy looks forward to continuing its expansion efforts beyond 2022, with the goal of opening 80 to 100 new stores over the next five years.                       

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to kickstart fun in the Panama City community by providing customers what they need to make pursuing

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PANAMA CITY — National sporting goods chain Academy Sports + Outdoors is on track to open its first Panama City store next week, and store managers plan a weekend filled with festivities.   

Academy Sports is hosting a three-day grand opening celebration July 29-31 full of limited-time deals at the new store, located at 820 W. 23rd St., the former site of Hobby Lobby.

Scheduled hours are Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A new $41 million indoor sports facility is set to be a “game-changer” for sports in Panama City Beach.

“It’s going to be new, exciting indoor sports that haven’t been hosted here in the destination will get to come,” Visit Panama City Beach Public Relations Manager Lacee Rudd said.

This facility will host indoor sports like basketball and volleyball tournaments, gymnastics meets, competitive cheer competitions, and wrestling.

“Basketball is

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PANAMA CITY BEACH — Expected to be a “game changer” for Bay County, a new $41 million indoor sports complex will be the third major athletic facility in the Panama City Beach area. 

Approved by the Panama City Beach Tourist Development Council on Friday, the 112,000-square-foot facility will be built on Chip Seal Parkway across from the Publix Sports Park on the Beach’s east end. 

According to Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Visit Panama

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