Renovations on schedule for 2018 archery world championships
YANKTON (AP) — Construction is nearly complete on a large addition to a South Dakota event center that will host the 2018 World Archery Indoor Championships.
Most of the work has been done on the 24,000-square-foot addition to the National Field Archery Association's archery center in Yankton, and it should be ready well before the Feb. 12-20 event, the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reported .
"We were hoping for a completion date of the first of the year, and it looks like we should be able to meet that pretty easily now," said association president Bruce Cull.
Cull said most of the intensive work is finished.
"We've got a lobby area that needs to be finished — which is walls and tile — and then we've got a concession and kitchen area and the restrooms," he said. "That's really all that we're doing."
The larger facility will be able to host non-archery events too, including tennis and air rifle competitions, said Cull. "The range use for archery is also the same type of range used for air rifles, space wise," he said.
Public Relations Director Nancy Wenande said they're finalizing transportation plans and food vendors for the archery event.
"We're super excited," she said. "It's so much fun to be a part of this event and to be able to bring it to Yankton."