Leadership in Rocky Mount intends to further capitalize on the lucrative youth sports tourism trend with a 165,000-sq.-ft. facility featuring eight basketball and 16 volleyball courts. Scheduled to open next year, the facility will add to the Rocky Mount Sports Complex that already features one championship baseball field, six more baseball fields, four multipurpose fields, eight soccer fields, two basketball courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds, a walking trail, batting cages, ample parking, and spectator amenities. It has hosted the Top Gun Winter World Series, the United States Youth Soccer National League, and the Down East Viking Classic, among other events. American families reportedly spent $10 billion in youth sports travel last year, with some on the road thirty weekends trying to make sure their child would get an athletic scholarship. Enterprisers are happy to accommodate them, creating travel leagues and national championships. Organizers profit from entry and registration fees, and parents circulate more dollars for accommodations and dining.