The $2.5M Game Plan, Sports Center of Richmond Expansion Project!
After a snow storm burst the bubble last winter, we’re ready for a big comeback!
The owners and operators of the Sports Center of Richmond “SCOR” are pleased to announce an expansion and renovation project at their facility. The project consists of a new building that will expand SCOR’s current footprint, replacing the “air dome” that collapsed this past winter.
“We are committed to building the best indoor and outdoor sports and entertainment facility for the people of Richmond, and the surrounding counties,” commented SCOR Principal Mark Grossman. “This project allows us to expand our offerings, and we also will be sharing some exciting new developments in the very near future.
Our renovation funded by our friends at Towne Bank will allow all of our players, customers, and visitors to enjoy a more open, accessible, and engaging experience.
SCOR has been working on this project since the air dome’s collapse during the winter of 2016. SCOR has assembled a project team led by Towne Bank and the Capstone Construction Company. The building project comprises approximately 50,000 square feet of new indoor field, and entertainment space all of which will be fully air-conditioned. In addition, there will be a number of changes to existing layouts, and the current outdoor field (visible from I-95) will be covered for year around and all weather use. Total square footage of the renovated facility will be approximately 105,000 sq. ft, an increase of approximately 30%.
“This renovation allows us to expand our programming in youth related activities such as Lil Kickers, Lil Scorers, camps, but also in other sports that we’ve not been able to serve due to lack of field and play space,” said Tyler Pardue, General Manager of SCOR. “While the collapse of the air dome was a real inconvenience, the end result will be well worth it given the expanded programming options and capacity the new facility will have.”
Our customers have been so understanding, and our staff has been amazing from the moment that our dome collapsed. The fact that our ownership group decided to invest over $2.5 million in the bigger steel building, and putting a cover over our really popular outdoor field speaks volumes to their commitment to an enhanced experience at SCOR. Preparatory renovation work is now underway in some areas, with more extensive construction to begin in a few weeks. The construction will be done in phases so that we can have customers playing and enjoying the new state of the art buildings as soon as possible. We hope to be completed with our project in early winter 2017.