Officials in Floyd County plan to lobby the state legislature for funds to build a tennis complex in Rome that would have an estimated $16 million impact on the local economy.

The joint venture between Rome, Floyd County and Berry College would bring a tennis facility to the area that would be used more than 20 times per year and give Rome a shot at collegiate tennis tournaments. 

The layout of the complex would include six courts side-by-side that would accommodate intercollegiate tennis events. With Shorter in the NAIA and Berry in NCAA Division III, the opportunity to host major collegiate events would be enhanced.

Representative Barbara Massey Reece (D-Menlo) who represents a good portion of rural Floyd County had expressed her support for the complex.