Bear River Band to Start Work on Entertainment Center/Athletic Facility
Press release from Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria:
The Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria is pleased to announce the Groundbreaking of the Bear River Recreation Center on the Bear River Rancheria on July 14, 2015. The multi-use Bear River Recreation Center will be a venue for entertainment and concerts while serving as a gym and athletic facility on a day to day basis. The facility will be available and open to Bear River Tribal Members at no cost and available to the public on a daily fee basis and monthly fee basis. The facility will also offer youth and adult recreation basketball and other sports leagues. Programming will be developed and finalized before the facility opens.
“The facility will provide access to health and wellness and Recreation opportunities for Tribal Members as well as options and flexibility for Tribal services and programs,” said Matthew Mattson, Executive Director of Tribal Operations. “We are also excited to be able to offer this facility to the public,” he added
John McGinnis, Bear River Casino Hotel General Manager, said “The Bear River Recreation Center will become the premier concert and event center in Humboldt County and will allow us to bring bigger and better entertainment to our valued customers on a more frequent basis.”
Construction is estimated to take one year with opening in the Summer of 2016. The Tribe selected a local design team and a local construction firm to assist the Tribe in making this project happen. Adams Commercial General Contracting, Inc of Eureka, CA was selected to build the facility after a competitive bid process. The facility was designed by DJ Cleek of CleekCo., also located in Eureka, CA.
“I am honored to have been selected and entrusted as the designer of the Bear River Recreation Center,” said DJ Cleek of CleekCo.
“We truly value the commitment that Bear River has made to using local businesses and are really pleased to be a part of this great project. We cannot wait to begin construction on this beautiful facility.” said Will Adams of Adams Commercial General Contracting, Inc.
The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria is comprised of approximately five-hundred and eighty (580) members. The Tribe owns and operates the Bear River Casino Hotel, one of the largest employers in Humboldt County, employing over four hundred (400) people.