Entertainment development proposed near Nebraska stadium

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PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) -- A proposed entertainment development near an Omaha-area ballpark could turn farmland into a complex serving hungry and thirsty sports fans.

Developer Jerry Torczon tells the Omaha World-Herald that he's planning to build space for bars, restaurants and shops in the shadow of the Werner Park stadium in Papillion.

The Papillion Planning Commission gave the 62-acre mixed-use development on the south and east side of the ballpark initial clearance last month. Specifics of the plan have not been released.

Torczon has a history of investing in the area, developing farmland into several subdivisions.

Sarpy County Administrator Dan Hoins hailed the project an email to county officials. The county has already proposed spending $2 million on new roads in the area.

The 2018 season brought nearly 346,000 fans to Werner Park.