The Kingsbridge National Ice Center has a big new investor.
Former Ranger great and Kingsbridge CEO Mark Messier announced that The Kresge Foundation is investing in the center.
Kresge is a $3.5-billion private national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America's cities through grants.
Messier says this further validates their mission to help revitalize Kingsbridge and the Bronx.
A couple of months ago there were reports that the project may be in jeopardy due to a split between members of the group in charge.
When completed, this will be the world's largest ice center.
It will consist of a $750,000 square foot complex will consist of 9 ice rinks, a 5,000-seat arena, a 50,000-square foot community center, and a health and training facility.
The Kingsbridge Armory has sat vacant for more than two decades.
It's slated to be completed in 2017.