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The Sports Mega-Complexes Directory

Community and regional sports mega-complexes deliver a unique as a new form of gathering place.
The emergence of an all-new real estate asset class.

The sports mega-complexes directory is our attempt to start tracking a relative new industry – the first facility among this mega class opened in 1990, the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota.    Since then, more than one hundred of these facilities have been developed in the U.S. and worldwide.

 

Sports mega-complexes are sometimes oriented to youth sports tournaments, league play and travel teams.   A great many of these facilities target the same sports and recreation purpose, but more for adult participation.   The array of facilities include all indoor and all outdoor projects, and a mix of both indoor and outdoor.  And some of these places also rely upon non-league participation of sole participants – for their own workouts and sports challenges.  Our sports mega-complexes directory and guide to operators includes best-of-class examples of all these kinds of facilities.

 

Sports mega-complex facilities have taken a role in local economic development programs, given the sometimes substantial regional (recreation) sports revenues the facilities can generate.   As an industry, total annual revenues generated by these mega-sport facilities now exceed what the National Football League (NFL) generates.   And this kind of facility can act as anchor or fully occupy a shopping mall as a redevelopment schedule.   The NISE Center in Niagara Falls (Cocov Destinations) is an example of such a sports-mega-complex anchoring a retail center redevelopment.  An image of the repurposing project is shown below, and the shopping mall repurposing is include in our sports mega-complexes directory.

 

The sports mega-complexes directory

Shown here is conceptual view of the Niagara International Sports & Entertainment (NISE) Center in Niagara Falls.

 

Over the past decade, the scale of the sports mega-complex industry has created an opportunity for multi-property facility management companies to prosper.  Some of the more prominent operators includes Sports Facilities Management, Fore Kicks Inc., Sports Force Parks, The St. James Group, and Spooky Nook Sports, among others.  Each of these multi-site operators appear in our sports mega-complexes directory (below).

The Sports Mega-Complexes Directory & Operator Guide

FacilityOwner/OperatorCountryOpened
Adventure Crossing USA
Jackson, New Jersey
Adventure Sports & EntertainmentU.S.TBD
All Sports Village
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
JABS Sports Management LLCU.S.TBD
Atlanta Sports City
Stonecrest, Georgia
abandonedU.S.TBD
Colorado National Sports Park
(Formerly the Rocky Mountain Sports Park)
Windsor, Colorado
Colorado National Sports Park LLCU.S.TBD
Community First Champion Center
Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.TBD
Destination KP
Kings Park (Long Island), New York

To be developed at the site of a former sand mine.
Agape Community Sports Services Inc.U.S.TBD
Ethic Indoor Sports Facility
New Berlin, Wisconsin

Repurposing of Prospect Hill School, which has been vacant for 13 years.
Kahle Builders LLCU.S.TBD
Future Legends
Windsor, Colorado
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.TBD
Gateway Soccer Complex
Grandview, Missouri
PG LLC (owner/developer); Heartland Soccer Association (tenant).U.S.TBD
Jennings Sports Park at Evans Farms
Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio
Jennings Land DevelopmentU.S.TBD
Legacy Sports Park
Mesa, Arizona

320-acre sports park featuring a soccer complex with 22 fields, baseball fields, track and field facilities, and much more.
Legacy Cares, Inc. and Legacy Sports USAU.S.TBD
Mega Sport Facility at Cary Towne Center
Cary, North Carolina
Turnbridge Equities / Denali Properties.U.S.TBD
Mesa Del Sol Sports Complex
Bernalillo County, New Mexico

180 acres
Bernalillo CountyU.S.TBD
Midway Central Station
Bedford Park, Illinois
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.TBD
NISE Center
Niagara Falls, New York
Cocov DestinationsU.S.TBD
POWERPlex
(Formerly the St. Louis Mills Mall)
Hazelwood, Missouri
Big Sports PropertiesU.S.TBD
Rantoul Family Sports Complex
Rantoul (Champaign County), Illinois

A proposed 60+ acre mega-sport complex.
Village of RantoulU.S.TBD
Sand Mountain Park
Albertville, Alabama
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.TBD
Spokane Sportsplex
Spokane, Washington
Spokane Public Facilities DistrictU.S.TBD
Spooky Nook Champion Mill
Hamilton, Ohio
Spooky Nook SportsU.S.TBD
The Bridge
Bridgeport, West Virginia
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.TBD
Apex Sports Events
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2020
Cedar Point Sports Center
Sandusky, Ohio
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2020
Etowah County Mega Sports Complex
Gadsden, Alabama
Etowah County Mega Sports Complex AuthorityU.S.2020
Highlands Sports Complex
Wheeling, West Virginia
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2020
Horizons Edge Sports Campus
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2020
Iowa West Sports Plex
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Iowa West FoundationU.S.2020
Paradise Coast Sports Complex
Naples, Florida
Sports Force ParksU.S.2020
Sand Mountain Park
Albertville, Alabama
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2020
Temple Mega Sports Complex
Temple, Texas
Temple Economic Development Corp.U.S.2020
The St. James
Lincolnshire, Illinois
The St. James GroupU.S.2020
Wiregrass Sports Complex
Wesley Chapel, Florida
RADDSports of SarasotaU.S.2020
FieldhouseUSA Auburn
Auburn, Washington
Situated in a repurposed former Sam's Club store.
Operated by FieldhouseUSA.U.S.2019
Panama City Beach Sports Complex
Panama City Beach, Florida
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2019
Ruston Sports Complex
Ruston, Louisiana
City of RustonU.S.2019
Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Sports Force ParksU.S.2019
Rocky Mount Event Center
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2018
Spooky Nook Sports LANCO
Formerly LANCO Fieldhouse
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Spooky Nook SportsU.S.2018
TBK Bank Sports Complex
Bettendorf, Iowa
The BettPlex LLCU.S.2018
The St. James
Springfield, Virginia
The St. James GroupU.S.2018
FieldhouseUSA at Grapevine Mills Mall
Grapevine, Texas
Operated by FieldhouseUSA.U.S.2017
Hoover Metropolitan Complex
Hoover, Alabama
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2017
Iowa West Field House
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Operated by Omaha Sports Academy.U.S.2017
Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio
Sports Force ParksU.S.2017
Titan Sports & Performance Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Titan Sports & PerformanceU.S.2017
Ballparks of America
Branson, Missouri
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2016
FieldhouseUSA Mansfield
Mansfield, Texas
Operated by FieldhouseUSA, owned by City of Mansfield.U.S.2016
Seminole County Sports Complex
Orlando, Florida
Seminole CountyU.S.2016
Youngsville Sports Complex
Youngsville, Louisiana
City of YoungsvilleU.S.2016
Myrtle Beach Sports Center
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2015
ForeKicks Indoor & Outdoor Complexes
Taunton, Massachusetts
Fore Kicks Inc.U.S.2014
Grand Park Sports Campus
Westfield, Indiana

The 400-acre park features 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse.
City of WestfieldU.S.2014
LakePoint Sports
Atlanta metro

1,400 acres, featuring Terminus Wake Park, the largest wakeboarding park in the country.
LakePoint Sports, LLCU.S.2014
Rocky Top Sports World
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2014
Legacy Fields Sports Complex
Tracy, California
U.S.2013
Spooky Nook Lancaster
Manheim, Pennsylvania

The facility is situated within a repurposed Armstrong World Industries distribution center.
Spooky Nook SportsU.S.2013
Elizabethtown Sports Park
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2012
FieldhouseUSA Frisco
Frisco, Texas
Operated by FieldhouseUSA.U.S.2009
New Mexico Tournament Soccer Complex
Bernalillo County, New Mexico
City of Rio Rancho, NMU.S.2009
ForeKicks Outdoor & Indoor Sportsplex
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Fore Kicks Inc.U.S.2008
ForeKicks Golf Course & Sports Complex
Norfolk, Massachusetts
Fore Kicks Inc.U.S.2002
Aurora Sports Park
Aurora, Colorado
200 acres
City of AuroraU.S.2000
All-American SportPark
Las Vegas, Nevada
Urban Land of NevadaU.S.1998
Kino Sports Complex
Tucson, Arizona
Operated by Pima County Stadium District.U.S.1998
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Orlando, Florida
DisneyU.S.1997
New England Sports Center
Marlborough, Massachusetts
New England Sports ManagementU.S.1994
National Sports Center
Blaine, Minnesota
National Sports Center FoundationU.S.1990

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