Gila River Community plans mammoth playground

Pictured left to right: Riester CEO Tim Riester, Executive Director Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Chris Brown, Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose and Principal Owner, Governor and Co-Chairman of Phoenix Rising Football Club, Berke Bakay at the announcement of the new Phoenix Rising Football Club stadium at Gila River. Photo via Tim Riester Instagram.

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Phoenix Rising Football Club.)

By Paul Maryniak | Chandler Arizonan

The Gila River Indian Community and a Scottsdale development company are poised to begin work on a 3,300-acre sports and entertainment complex at Wild Horse Pass.

Sunbelt Holdings President John Graham told the Arizonan that the development, located just south of the Loop 202-I-10 intersection, will fill a “missing corner” of the East Valley with additional hotels, a wellness center, an event center, an outdoor amphitheater music entertainment venue, sports facilities, outdoor recreation and parks, restaurants, retail and an office park.

Sunbelt has partnered with the Wild Horse Pass Development Authority, the tribe’s economic development arm. The project team also includes the planning-design firms of CallisonRTKL and Kimley Horn as well as real estate consultant Elliott D. Pollack & Company.