Legacy Sports Park to offer holistic care
A privately-owned 320-acre multiuse family sports and entertainment complex – Legacy Sports Park – will come up at Mesa, Arizona, US. An announcement to this regard has been made by the not-for-profit Arizona-based Legacy Cares, Inc., along with Legacy Sports USA.
Legacy Sports USA offers the platform to athletes of all ages and levels of proficiency to develop their skills in soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, sand volleyball, indoor volleyball, pickleball, and other elite sports.
The project will sit at Ellsworth and Pecos roads next to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport area and will go on stream in January 2022. Legacy Sports Park will create over 1,500 jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in direct economic impact back to the surrounding community. The park is expected to attract over three million visitors annually.
The brainchildren behind Legacy Sports Park is Randy J Miller, Chairman, Legacy Sports USA, Chad J Miller, CEO, Legacy Sports USA and Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, Director, Performance Training, Legacy Park.
“This project is the culmination of years of perseverance and planning. We have brought together a world-class team in order to bring this dream to fruition,” asserted Randy J Miller.
Legacy Cares, Inc. (Legacy Cares), the owner of Legacy Sports Park is a 501(c)(3) entity incorporated in Arizona, dedicated to open up geyser of opportunities for all individuals through access to family entertainment facilities revolving around youth sports. Legacy Cares motto is to provide athletes and non-athletes of all ages, economic backgrounds and levels of athletic proficiency, the opportunity to participate in sports while fostering the enjoyment and camaraderie of teamwork and perseverance, key elements in athletic competition and lifetime success.
“Legacy Cares, Inc., is thrilled that Randy, Chad and Dan’s dream of Legacy Sports Park will soon be a reality. We are proud to be working with Legacy Sports USA, the developer and manager of Legacy Sports Park to create a sports and entertainment complex and further the mission of Legacy Cares, Inc by providing athletes and their families in the Valley of the Sun, throughout North America and around the world with a safe, friendly, high quality environment in which to experience different sporting, artistic, educational and entertainment events and amenities,” observed Douglas Moss, President, Legacy Cares, Inc.
“Legacy Sports and Family Entertainment Park is designed to encompass a lifetime for sports enthusiasts from youth sports facilities to senior sports programing,” averred Chad Miller.
“This project will transform the youth sports & family entertainment industry across United States. Legacy Park is not just a sports complex, but a true family entertainment center with dining options, athletic apparel shops, as well as venues for concerts and various artistic events. A facility such as this is long overdue in the Arizona Market. Legacy Park will provide a variety of playing fields and indoor team sports facilities designed with the latest in athletic technologies. It will offer an opportunity for athletes of all ages and levels of proficiency to develop their skills in a multitude of sports. The amateur athlete will be training and competing on the same facilities used by the professionals,” added Miller.
Apart from this, Legacy Sports Park will also come with a multipurpose arena and outdoor amphitheater designed for live events, family shows, exhibitions, and conventions.
Commented Council Member Kevin Thompson who represents Mesa’s District 6, “The City of Mesa is excited to welcome Legacy Sports USA to the community. We’re committed to entrepreneurial thinking and working with enterprising businesses like Legacy Sports USA to provide ways for families and neighbors to get out and have fun together. Research shows that communities and local economies are improved by making recreational activities more readily available.”
Mesa, Arizona boasts a population of more than 500,000, and is the 35th largest City in the United States and second largest in the Phoenix-Mesa Metro area and is larger than Miami, Minneapolis, Atlanta and St Louis, making it an attractive location for a growing business. The area located at Ellsworth and Pecos, just east of Mesa Gateway Airport, offers unbelievable accessibility to the freeway and other major thoroughfares, the area’s growing family population, and strong participation in youth and adult sports.
The project will be developed in one single phase constructing outdoor and indoor team athletic facilities geared to high energy entertainment, sports venues. The goal is to provide athletic competition, entertainment, and ensure the holistic well-being of people.
- Multifield soccer complex that includes 23 soccer fields with the ability to expand to 50;
- One 8,000-seat multipurpose stadium;
- Soccer Performance Playground – taking a leaf out of Manchester United’s performance playground;
- Twenty sand volleyball courts, including one stadium court;
- Forty pickleball courts, including one stadium court;
- Six sand soccer fields;
- Eight baseball/softball fields including one baseball/softball stadium; and
- Fifty-acre special events area for concerts, festivals, and events.
The multiuse sports building will attribute for:
- Sixty-two volleyball courts including a multipurpose arena;
- Sixty National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball courts with one multipurpose arena;
- Six Olympic-size futsal courts;
- 75,0000-square-foot esports arena;
- 50,000-square-foot gymnastics, cheer, and dance center;
- Youth gym/child care center;
- Yoga studios;
- 25,000-square-foot Sports Performance Center led by Olympic goal medalist Dan O’Brien;
- 25,000-square-foot general fitness center, with health, fitness, wellness, and nutrition coaches;
- 20,000-square-foot sports bar and restaurant;
- Food courts; and
- Athletic apparel shops.
In addition to the above, the Legacy Sports Park will also enjoy a multipurpose outdoor amphitheater designed for concerts, family shows, exhibitions, and conventions.
An extensive partnership was also announced by Legacy Sports Park with Oak View Group (OVG), a highly respected global venue development, advisory, and investment company. OVG will take up the mantle of securing a naming rights partner and founding partners for the property, attracting crème de la crème events to the indoor arena, outdoor amphitheater, and festival grounds. Additionally, once it gets rolling, OVG will manage and run Legacy Sports Park.
Remarked Peter Luukko, Chairman, OVG Facilities, The Legacy Sports Park will be a one-of-a-kind destination for aspiring athletes, sports enthusiasts, and more. We look forward to bringing our many Oak View Group resources to Mesa to identify and create exciting opportunities for Legacy Sports Park.”
OVG is at the vanguard of assisting arenas, stadia, and convention centers worldwide in the new protocol to reopen facilities in a COVID-19 environment.
Chad Miller noted, “Oak View Group is a worldwide leader in operating some of the biggest sports and entertainment properties around the world. Oak View Group will be an integral part of Legacy Sports Park and we look forward to working closely with them on securing a naming rights partner for us, attracting top-notch events for the region, and properly operating our venue safely and comfortably for our guests, competitors, and visitors.”
With expansive first-class fields and facilities with a modernistic touch, Legacy Sports Park anticipates drawing participants from all over the United States and throughout the globe. The national and international competition and accompanying visitors will provide a forum for the exchange of cultural and educational philosophies through athletic competition regardless of nationality, religion, or socioeconomic background.
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