Nelly and Hughes to Build Indoor Athletic Complex

Hip-hop artist Nelly and Larry Hughes, who knew each other socially and through charity work, want to build a $30 million air-supported indoor athletic complex near the Page Avenue extension in St. Louis to house soccer, softball, football, lacrosse and other sports.

“The project would feature climate-controlled fields with artificial turf in two inflated buildings — each 105 feet high and with about 200,000 square feet of space, or able to house two baseball fields apiece.”