Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex on site next to casino

The Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo from Ho-Chunk Nation

The Ho-Chunk Nation is hoping to build a sports complex at its gaming facility in Madison, Wisconsin..

Plans call for indoor and outdoor playing fields, a cultural center and a hotel on nearly 48 acres adjacent to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison. A conference center is also being considered, Madison Magazine reported.

“At the end of the day, we are looking for a regional destination,” Dan Brown, the executive manager at the facility, told the magazine. “We aren’t just a casino on the outskirts of town. This is our homeland, and we have a bigger story to tell.”

The tribe is bringing together local, state and other groups in hopes of moving the project forward. Brown said the plan depends on the city of Madison agreeing to host some fields at the Yahara Hills Golf Course, a city-owned facility next to the tribe's site.

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Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex (Madison Magazine 12/3)

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