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Sanford Pentagon Hosts First Tournament

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After five years of planning and building, the new Sanford Pentagon is finally up and running. Six area high school volleyball teams got to break in the floor of the Pentagon's Heritage Court on Saturday for the venue's Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

"This is a great facility. The people that walk in their jaws drop, they just make great comments," said Sanford Sports Complex General Manager Eric Larsen.

Larsen has seen the work that has gone into the facility over the past five years.

"Huge amount of work, and a lot of planning by a lot of people that put in endless hours to get to this point," he said.

The facility's focal point, Heritage Court, is proof that hard work pays off. At its full capacity, Heritage Court can seat more than 3,200 guests. Which will come in handy when hosting pro teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves' exhibition game on Oct. 10.

"The sky's the limit. We intend for this facility to be a national facility and to have teams from all over the country coming to play here," said Larsen.

But it's not all about attracting the big-timers. Larsen says the facility will have a great impact on the city.

"We have counts that show we're going to bring 1.5 million people through this complex in the next year, 600 thousand of them into the pentagon itself," said Larsen.

Those 600,000 people are expected to bring in $35 million in the first year alone.

"We think this will mean a lot to the city. It will mean a lot to the youth in the area, and we're just looking forward to getting it up and rolling," said Larsen.

And thanks to six high school volleyball teams, the pentagon is definitely off to a rolling start.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at the Sanford Sports Complex opened it's doors this week. Beef 'O Bradys, the restaurant at the complex, is set to open in the next month.

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