More than 1 million annual visitors expected
MILL CREEK, Wash. – Arena Sports, the leading indoor sports company in Washington state, opened its largest venture to date – a 98,500 square-foot sports and entertainment facility in the heart of Mill Creek. The new location is the growing company’s fifth and most substantial facility. In addition to three indoor soccer fields, the Mill Creek location features a large Family Entertainment Center, including bowling, a two-story laser tag arena, video arcade and redemption games, inflatable FunZone, and an on-site restaurant. The company will employ more than 200 full and part time workers at the Mill Creek facility.
“We had more than two million visitors last year at our other four locations combined. With all the extra amenities, we expect over a million visitors annually at our new Mill Creek location,” said Don Crowe, CEO of Arena Sports. “We anticipate a significant portion of our business to be parties and special events. Research shows people will drive farther for a premier party destination, so we pulled out all the stops to make this new space extraordinary.”
Snohomish County is the second-fastest growing county in the nation, making it an attractive location for a growing business. 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.
Arena Sports enhances a larger plan for the city to potentially develop a portion of Mill Creek along the Bothell-Everett Hwy (SR 527) into a recreation corridor.
“The City of Mill Creek is excited to welcome Arena Sports to the community,” said City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto. “We’re committed to entrepreneurial thinking and working with enterprising businesses like Arena Sports 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.”
Arena Sports Mill Creek, located at 13500 Bothell-Everett Hwy, 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.
About Arena Sports
Arena Sports Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., is a family-run business dedicated to family fun. With five indoor sports locations and two fitness clubs, Arena Sports is the largest indoor sports company in Washington state. Arena Sports offers year-round indoor soccer for people of all ages and abilities with competitive and recreational adult and youth leagues. In addition, its award-winning youth programming, including Lil’ Kickers and Skills Institute, inspires kids to be active, strong and confident to unleash their awesome both on and off the field by using soccer to tackle key developmental milestones. 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. For more information, visit www.ArenaSports.net.
The Arena Sports family of companies includes Magnuson Athletic Club, Issaquah Fitness, Lil’ Kickers child development soccer franchise business, Arena Marketing Systems, and DASH Platform, an all-in-one software solution for managing sports and recreation facilities.