YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) — A celebratory mood prevailed at the grand opening of the Youngsville Sports Complex Saturday as more than 250 Youngsville residents watched Mayor Wilson Viator throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a facility ball field.

Youngsville Parks and Recreation Department Director Tim Robichaux tells The Advocate baseball fields were opened for games two weeks ago in a soft opening of the new complex.

The 70-acre, $15.4 million complex includes five baseball fields and four fast-pitch softball fields, 10 tennis courts, six soccer fields, a fishing pond and a variety of amenities for visitors.

Youngsville voters in 2011 approved a 1-cent sales tax to pay for the park. The tax generates up to $2 million a year.

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