Victoria Acres

The City of Victoria envisions the Victoria Acres Outdoor Recreation & Shooting Sports Complex as a premier outdoor recreation and shooting sports complex that is recognized worldwide, and centers around an appreciation of natural resources and outdoor heritage.

Proposed Project

The City of Victoria, in partnership with USA Clay Target League, has the opportunity to develop a world class outdoor recreation and shooting sports complex called Victoria Acres. Victoria Acres combines the natural beauty and amenities of Victoria with purposeful design of year-round recreation and a blueprint for world-class shooting sports competitions, training and events.

USA Clay Target League, the world’s largest youth clay target shooting organization, has been working in concert with the City to develop this opportunity. With more than 14,000 youth participants (representing 380 teams) in Minnesota alone, this type of complex is needed to support the sport’s growth and popularity, both in the state and nationwide.

More than satisfying the immense need for our youth and outdoor enthusiasts, the economic impact to the region and State is enormous. More than 20 million people in the U.S. participate in target shooting regularly, spending both time and money on the sport they love.

Project Status

The proposed Victoria Acres complex is currently in the exploratory phase as of February 2022.

Proposed Project Timeline

  • March 2022: Introduce Legislation for Appropriation of Planning/Evaluation Funding
  • Summer/Fall 2022:  Environmental Evaluation, Business Plan Development, Preliminary Design/Planning, Public Engagement
  • Spring 2023:  Consider Introducing Legislation for Site Acquisition and Construction Funding
  • Summer/Fall 2023:  Site Acquisition; Zoning and Comprehensive Plan Amendment; Public Engagement
  • Fall/Winter 2023: Final Design and Approvals, Public Engagement            
  • Spring 2024: Construction Begins
  • 2025: Possible Facility Opening

Project Feedback

Community members can share their feedback on the proposed Victoria Acres complex by filling out the project feedback form. City Council and staff will review feedback throughout the progression of the project. The City anticipates holding additional workshops and council meetings over the coming years where Victoria Acres will be discussed and the community can also provide feedback.

Project Resources

Project Contact

Marty Doll, City of Victoria Economic & Community Development Director, mdoll@ci.victoria.mn.us

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