MONACA, Pa. — A massive indoor sports complex is sprouting in Beaver County.
The spot will feature 38,000 square feet of functional athletic space. It’s located in the Stefanik Industrial Park just off I-376 in Center Township.
“The need is long overdue. It’s simply the enthusiasm in this community for sports and our youth is off the charts,” CEO of M:7 Sports Jim Christiana said. His company is leading the charge.
“For so long, Beaver County hasn’t been a destination for sports, other than our high school programs. But we don’t have enough facilities,” he said.
Soon, the inside of the building will feature three basketball courts, 10,000 square feet of turf and more.
News of the build has the community buzzing.
“We’re excited about it. I think it’ll be good for the kids,” Laura Sampson said. Her son is an avid golfer.
“It’ll be nice not to have to drive to Sewickley for indoor sports or worry about getting them on the basketball team at school. They can go there and have fun,” Tina Arthur said. She has multiple kids in sports at nearby Hopewell.
In the world of amateur athletes getting paid for name image and likeness, Christiana says the complex can give local athletes a boost.
“Whether it’s brands or college recruiters, they can find them and showcase their talent to the world,” he said.
Currently, the complex is set to open on June 1.
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