Multi-Sport Park Complex

The City is considering development of a new Multi-Sport Park complex to support area long-field sports (e.g., soccer, rugby, lacrosse), including training and tournament play.  Initial planning for the project has also included space for agricultural events, such as the Sacramento County Fair, and a stadium.  However, final design for the facility is still to be determined.

location graphicIn 2014 the City acquired an approximately 100-acre property on the south side of Grant Line Road at the intersection of Waterman Road, just outside the City limits, that could be used for the Multi-Sport Complex.  In 2015, the City began the process to annex the property into the City by filing an application with the Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCo.  Under State law, annexations require a two-step process whereby a property must first be added to a City’s Sphere of Influence (SOI), and then it may be annexed.  LAFCo is the approving authority for both actions.  Based upon early consultation with LAFCo and at the Commission’s request, the City has included adjoining lands to the southwest and northeast as part of the SOI application.  These lands, totaling approximately 556 acre, represent the Project.  The City proposes to zone these surrounding properties to commercial, industrial, and mixed use development to increase employment opportunities.  

The City and LAFCo have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) identifying the potential environmental effects of the Project.  This EIR is available for public review at this linkLAFCo and the City are accepting comments on the EIR until August 14, 2018; such comments shall be sent to the following:

Don Lockhart, AICP
Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission
1112 I Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-6458
Fax: (916) 854-2939


The EIR is also available for public review at:
  • Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624
  • Franklin Community Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove, CA 95757
  • City of Elk Grove, Development Services Dept., 8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA
  • Sacramento LAFCo, 1112 I Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814
At the conclusion of the public review period, the City and LAFCo will prepare a Final EIR, which will respond to comments on the Draft.  A hearing before LAFCo will then be set to consider the SOIA request.  At this time a date for the meeting has not been identified.  Once the City has finalized the design and financing for the complex the Project will return to LAFCo for consideration of the annexation.  There is no designated timeline for completion of the Project and the financial details are yet to be determined.

Additional materials for the project are available below.


For more information on the Multi-Sports Park Complex, contact:

Christopher Jordan , AICP
Phone: (916) 478-2222

Media Contacts:
Kristyn Nelson
City of Elk Grove
Phone: (916) 478-2206


General Information

City Council Materials

Environmental Review

LAFCo Materials (Sphere of Influence Amendment Application)

On July 17, 2015, the City filed its Sphere of Influence Amendment Application with LAFCo. The application is provided below for reference and public review

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