Uncategorized THE SHIELD AT 1 COYOTE WAY – INSIDE THE SOCAL COYOTES $500M VISION Posted on August 3, 2020 1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr (COACHELLA VALLEY) – Developers have announced preliminary plans for The Shield at 1 Coyote Way, a state-of-the-art sports, faith and medical campus that will include a 10,000-seat arena and 14,000-seat indoor sports stadium, to be built on 1.6 miles of freeway frontage at Date Palm and Interstate 10 in Cathedral City. The Shield complex is the brainchild of J David Miller, head coach of the Palm Springs-based SoCal Coyotes, America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program. He also chairs Coachella Sports & Entertainment Stadium Authority (CSESA), whose plans include a multi-use campus that would become an iconic desert landmark. Miller’s vision is ‘a centrifuge of hope’ – a massive, faith-based, family-first destination, one that would be a sports-tourism hub, and home to the desert’s top medical district, including a neighborhood hospital, ambulatory surgical center and medical office building. Hotel offerings would include four-star, limited-service and resort facilities. Plans call for 3,000 residential homes, as well as a business office district, outdoor amphitheater, soccer fields, indoor waterpark, and family emporium, which will feature indoor rock climbing, laser tag, bowling and more. Both Riverside County and Cathedral City officials have voiced their unanimous approval for the project, which will deliver 2,500 jobs and pump a projected $100 million into the desert economy over the next decade. In 2017, CSESA was commissioned by Riverside County to investigate what role the Coachella Valley could play in the $15.3-billion sports tourism industry. Their subsequent report, entitled ‘The Future of Sports Tourism,’ revealed that only a lack of venues prevents the desert from participating in this billion-dollar industry. CSESA Chairman and SoCal Coyotes Hall of Fame Coach David Miller headlines the Sports Tourism Summit Miller envisions The Shield at 1 Coyote Way as the future home of youth sports clinics, camps and tournaments, leveraging on the success of his SoCal Coyotes, which already impact over 50,000 youth annually. CSESA is in a due-diligence period on the 588-acre parcel for the proposed project. According to a county zoning map, portions of the property are approved for both residential and commercial projects. Parcels are zoned for a business park, while other areas are zoned for “tourist and commercial,” designations that would permit medical office buildings, micro-hospital, stadiums, restaurants, and residential.