Officials from the Hamilton Southeastern School Board and Town of Fishers formed a joint sub-committee to explore the possibility of a new indoor athletic facility funded by both entities.
Town Councilor John Weingardt said the project is in its early stages, with many questions to be answered by the sub-committee.
“If done correctly, I think everyone in the community can gain something,” Town Manager Scott Fadness said.
According to Fadness, the sub-committee is tasked with investigating the scope, location and financing of the project.
Fadness said the talks on the project stem from increasing enrollment in the HSE School District.
A new facility could provide space for intramural activities for high school students, as well as recreation for both kids and adults in the town, including the S.P.O.R.T.S. organization.
Weingardt said a facility can give students in a highly competitive system the opportunity to participate in intramural sports and provide that type of outlet.
He said an indoor facility could at one point house a sectional basketball tournament.
Weingardt is also curious about the financial side of the project, but acknowledges how early it is in the discussion.
Fadness said the sub-committee included town councilors, school board members, Supt. Brian Smith and himself, but it had not been formalized.