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Arena Sports Mill Creek holds official grand opening

Arena Sports Mill Creek CEO Don Crowe at grand opening. Photo credit: Richard Van Winkle.
Arena Sports CEO Don Crowe at Mill Creek grand opening. Photo credit: Richard Van Winkle.

By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.

Arena Sports officially opened their newest and largest indoor sports facility in Mill Creek on Thursday evening, January 25, 2018. The company hosted a grand opening celebration for 150 guests and their families to celebrate.

During a short presentation Arena Sports Chief Executive Officer Don Crowe said, “We’re happy to join the Mill Creek community. This has been a target of ours for a long time.

Arena Sports first tried to develop an indoor sports facility in Mill Creek with a partner back in 2012. That development proposal was not approved by the city council because Crowe’s partner required the site to be rezoned for apartments as part of the development.

In 2016 Crowe submitted another proposal without apartments to the City of Mill Creek, which was readily accepted.

According to a recent Area Sports press release, “The company considered other locations, but Mill Creek topped the list for its accessibility to the freeway and other major thoroughfares, the area’s growing family population, and strong participation in youth and adult sports.”

During his presentation Crowe talked about his expectations for the new indoor sports venue, "Our other four locations probably get about two million people a year going through, this one will get about a million."

Although she didn't attend the grand opening, in a recent press release City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto said, “The City of Mill Creek is excited to welcome Arena Sports to the community.”

At the grand opening Crowe praised city staff, “Mill Creek has been a fantastic partner of ours. I can’t express enough, how appreciative I am of the city’s staff and how they made this as easy a process as possible, while still holding our feet to the fire.”

“City leaders have a clear vision for Mill Creek as a vibrant, family-friendly community,” said Crowe.

“It’s a great fit for Arena Sports and we think we’re a good fit for the community because we complement all of the great things happening here.”

About Arena Sports Mill Creek

Arena Sports Mill Creek offers competitive and recreational adult indoor soccer leagues (men’s, women, co-ed) as well as competitive and recreational youth leagues for kids ages five (U6) through high school.

Kids 18 months to nine years old can join the Lil’ Kickers developmental soccer program and kids ages five to 12 can participate in the Skills Institute to learn technical and tactical skills and master fundamentals.

More than just a fun place for soccer, Arena Sports locations offer indoor inflatable FunZone playgrounds, popular sports camps, and birthday party packages.

The new Mill Creek location has a large Family Entertainment Center with bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and an on-site restaurant.

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