Former landfill, now sports complex opens with local soccer matches

WAUSAU - A former landfill won't sit silent any longer after the Marathon County Sports Complex in Wausau opened Thursday night. Athletes will now use the 57 acres to compete in a number of sports.

The 15 field facility sits on top of the former Holtz-Krause landfill. The complex and its surrounding conservation area, along with the curling facility nearby, could bring more people and dollars to the area. But for some, that's not the only thing.

"Let me tell you the truth, I don't actually care if it doesn't bring in a nickel, a lot of us are going to have a lot of fun here, for a really long time, Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger said. "This is a terrific resource and it's going to be a great destination for all of us."

Full story: WJFW

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