It takes an entrepreneur with a certain amount of vision to see potential in a rundown, 38-acre plot of land that includes an abandoned prison.
But beyond the barbed wire, peeling paint and spooky hallways that look like they're straight out of AMC's "The Walking Dead," Tony Abbatine had an idea.
The businessman bought part of the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility in Warwick, New York, from the town in 2014 for $1.7 million, after the state closed it down. Today, Abbatine is revamping the property into a state-of-the-art athletic facility — the Yard Sports Village.
"It was a little intimidating, and took me about four visits to see the light," Abbatine said.