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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
Advance Soccer Complex
Enid Oklahoma
Architect: Elliott+Associates ArchitectU.S.TBD
Adventure Crossing USA
Jackson, New Jersey
Adventure Sports & EntertainmentU.S.TBD
All Sports Village
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
JABS Sports Management LLC. P&Z approval in September 2020. Envisioned to include 20 indoor courts, eight outdoor playing fields, a 3,500-seat stadium, hotels and restaurantsU.S.TBD
All-American SportPark
Las Vegas, Nevada
Urban Land of NevadaU.S.1998
Apex Sports and Events Complex
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. The 160,000 SF indoor portion of the facility will include an artificial turf field, basketball and volleyball courts, rock climbing, and a kids adventure area modeled after the agility course on the television show “American Ninja Warrior.” There will also be an arcade, virtual reality space, and a ropes course inside, The sports center sits next to The Mountainview Park Complex, a county park, U.S.2020
Atlanta Sports City
Stonecrest, Georgia
abandonedU.S.TBD
Aurora Sports Park
Aurora, Colorado
City of Aurora. 215 acres. The park has 23 full-size soccer fields and 15 softball/baseball fields on 135 acres of irrigated turfgrass and provides 2,000 trees for shade. Visitors can navigate the park via 2-1/2 miles of park roads, and on-site parking is available for over 2,200 vehicles. Architect: Wenk Associates (Colorado).U.S.2000
Ballparks of America
Branson, Missouri
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2016
CalgaryNEXT
Calgary, Alberta
A proposed $890 million arena, fieldhouse-stadium, FIFA-sized soccer field, and events center, to be located at the west end of downtown Calgary.CanadaTBD
Cedar Point Sports Center
Sandusky, Ohio
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2020
Community First Champion Center
Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.TBD
Crossroads Park Mega Sports Complex
Temple, Texas
Temple Economic Development Corp. A 260-acre facility. Architect: MRB Group (Texas).U.S.2020
Destination KP
350 Old Northport Road, Kings Park (Long Island)
Agape Community Sports Services Inc. To be developed at the site of a former sand mine. Their plan features 10 outdoor playing fields, two outdoor practice fields, a 70,900-square-foot indoor sports and recreation facility, and a 50,000-square-foot office building for medical and other sports related uses intended to work in conjunction with the sports facilities.U.S.TBD
DuPont Multi-Field Sports Complex
Architect: Robert W. Droll Landscape Architect,U.S.TBD
Elizabethtown Sports Park
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. Element Design (Kentucky) served as the prime consultant overseeing all aspects of the planning and design for this 158 acre sport facility. U.S.2012
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Orlando, Florida
Disney facility, 175 acres. Architect: David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc. (Washington, DC)U.S.1997
Ethic Indoor Sports Facility
New Berlin, Wisconsin
Kahle Builders LLC. Repurposing of Prospect Hill School, which has been vacant for 13 years.U.S.TBD
Etowah County Mega Sports Complex
Gadsden, Alabama
Etowah County Mega Sports Complex Authority. Architect: Chambless King Architects (Alabama).U.S.2020
FieldhouseUSA at Grapevine Mills Mall
Grapevine, Texas
Operated by FieldhouseUSA.U.S.2017
FieldhouseUSA Auburn
Auburn, Washington
Situated in a repurposed former Sam's Club store.
Operated by FieldhouseUSA.U.S.2019
FieldhouseUSA Frisco
Frisco, Texas
Operated by FieldhouseUSA.U.S.2009
FieldhouseUSA Mansfield
Mansfield, Texas
Operated by FieldhouseUSA, owned by City of Mansfield.U.S.2016
Foley Sports Tourism Complex
Alabama
A $32 million, 89-acre site has 16 fields, along with a concessions pavilion and children’s playground. U.S.2016
ForeKicks Golf Course & Sports Complex
Norfolk, Massachusetts
Fore Kicks Inc.U.S.2002
ForeKicks Indoor & Outdoor Complexes
Taunton, Massachusetts
Fore Kicks Inc.U.S.2014
ForeKicks Outdoor & Indoor Sportsplex
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Fore Kicks Inc.U.S.2008
Future Legends
Windsor, Colorado
www.futurelegendscomplex.com
A 118-acre sports park that is under construction in Windsor, Colorado.U.S.2022 e
Gateway Soccer Complex
Grandview, Missouri
PG LLC (owner/developer); Heartland Soccer Association (tenant).U.S.TBD
Grand Park Sports Campus
Westfield, Indiana
City of Westfield. The 400-acre park features 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse.U.S.2014
Great Sports Complex
Irvine, California
The 53-acre first phase of the Orange County Great Park Sports Park in Irvine, Calif., debuted August 5, 2017 with the official opening of the 2,500 seat soccer stadium, multiple soccer fields, a 25 tennis court complex, 5 sand volleyball courts and a playground.U.S.2017
Harold Patterson Sports Complex
Arlington, Texas
U.S.TBD
Highlands Sports Complex
Wheeling, West Virginia
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2020
Hoover Sports Complex
Hoover, Alabama
To be located on about 120 acres near the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, also called the Hoover Met. Architect: Goodwyn Mills & Cawood (Alabama).U.S.2024e
Horizons Edge Sports Campus
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2020
Iowa West Field House
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Operated by Omaha Sports Academy.U.S.2017
Iowa West Sports Plex
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Iowa West FoundationU.S.2020
Jennings Sports Park at Evans Farms
Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio
Jennings Land Development. 2020-Construction on Jennings Sports Park, a 57-acre, 10-field sports park will begin on the western edge the expansive Delaware County development. U.S.TBD
Kino Sports Complex
Tucson, Arizona
Operated by Pima County Stadium District. Architect: Populous.U.S.1998
LakePoint Sports
Atlanta metro
LakePoint Sports, LLC. 1,400 acres, featuring Terminus Wake Park, the largest wakeboarding park in the country.U.S.2014
Legacy Fields Sports Complex
Tracy, California
U.S.2015
Legacy Sports Park
Mesa, Arizona


Legacy Cares, Inc. and Legacy Sports USA. Architect: Icon Architectural Group (North Dakota). 320-acre sports park featuring a soccer complex with 22 fields, baseball fields, track and field facilities, and much more.U.S.TBD
Martin Aircraft plant
Middle River, Maryland
The Baltimore County Council has voted to accept the state’s designation of this former aircraft plant for transit-oriented development, which will support plans for a mixed-use project. Blue Ocean (Baltimore) bought the property in 2019 with plans to create "Aviation Station" - a project that would include an indoor sports facility, apartments retail space, and a Tru by Hilton hotel.U.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
MOTUS soccer complex
Harrison Township, New Jersey
The plan includes a large complex and a youth soccer development facility with up to 60 artificial turf and grass fields, two hotels and up to 200,000 square-feet of bars, restaurants and other retail outlets. It’s part of a redevelopment of 385 acres of former farmland in the Richwood section of Harrison Township in Gloucester County.U.S.TBD
Myrtle Beach Sports Center
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2015
National Sports Center
Blaine, Minnesota
National Sports Center FoundationU.S.1990
New England Sports Center
Marlborough, Massachusetts
New England Sports ManagementU.S.1994
New Mexico Tournament Soccer Complex
Bernalillo County, New Mexico
City of Rio Rancho, NMU.S.2009
NISE Center
Niagara Falls, New York
Cocov DestinationsU.S.TBD
Panama City Beach Sports Complex
Panama City Beach, Florida
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2019
Paradise Coast Sports Complex
Naples, Florida
Sports Force ParksU.S.2020
Percheron Sports Complex
Colorado Springs
This sports complex project, is situated within an overall development formerly known as ‘Banning Lewis Ranch North.'U.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
Rocky Mount Event Center
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2018
Rocky Top Sports World
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2014
Ruston Sports Complex
Ruston, Louisiana
City of RustonU.S.2019
Sand Mountain Park
Albertville, Alabama
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.2020
Seminole County Sports Complex
Orlando, Florida
Seminole CountyU.S.2016
Spokane Sportsplex
Spokane, Washington
Spokane Public Facilities DistrictU.S.TBD
Spooky Nook Champion Mill
Hamilton, Ohio
Spooky Nook Sports. Adaptive re-use of the site of the old Champion Paper Company which first opened in 1893. The paper company shuttered in 2012.U.S.TBD
Spooky Nook Lancaster
Manheim, Pennsylvania
Spooky Nook Sports. The facility is situated within a repurposed Armstrong World Industries distribution center.U.S.2013
Spooky Nook Sports LANCO
Formerly LANCO Fieldhouse
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Spooky Nook Sports. Architect: Cornerstone Design-Architects (Pennsylvania).U.S.2018
Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point
Sandusky, Ohio
Sports Force ParksU.S.2017
Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Sports Force ParksU.S.2019
TBK Bank Sports Complex
Bettendorf, Iowa
The BettPlex LLCU.S.2018
The Bridge
Bridgeport, West Virginia
Operated by Sports Facilities Management. U.S.TBD
The St. James
Lincolnshire, Illinois
The St. James GroupU.S.2020
The St. James
Springfield, Virginia
The St. James GroupU.S.2018
Titan Sports & Performance Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Titan Sports & Performance. Managed by Eastern Sports Management.U.S.2017
Veteran's Park Athletic Complex
College Station, Texas
U.S.TBD
Williamsport Sports Complex
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Managed by Eastern Sports Management.U.S.2023e
Wiregrass Sports Complex
Wesley Chapel, Florida
RADDSports of SarasotaU.S.2020
Youngsville Sports Complex
Youngsville, Louisiana
www.youngsvillesportscomplex.com
City of Youngsville. 2021-the facility is now in planning for expansion.U.S.2014

2022 Mega-Sport Complexes Directory

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