Arena Sports to Open Indoor Sports Facility and Family Entertainment Center in Mill Creek

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FamilyFun–Arena Sports, the largest indoor sports company in Washington state, is
planning to develop a new facility in Mill Creek to be called Arena
Sports and Entertainment. The 98,000 square-foot facility will be the
fifth and largest location for the company. Plans include indoor soccer
fields, bowling lanes, laser tag, arcade games, an indoor inflatable
playground, bumper cars, rock-climbing tower and a ropes course. Over
one million annual visits are expected.

“This will be fun for the entire family,” said Don Crowe, CEO of Arena
Sports. “We’ll have a full slate of youth and adult soccer leagues and
our popular children’s programming including Lil’ Kickers, Skills
Institute and sports camps, and we’re adding an entire family
entertainment center that we hope will be the go-to destination for
parties, special events, team building and more.”

“City leaders have a clear, forward-looking vision for Mill Creek as a
vibrant, family-friendly community with a strong commitment to the
quality of life of its citizens,” said Crowe. “It’s been a pleasure
working with city staff on the planning and development of Arena Sports
and Entertainment, which we believe will be the perfect complement to
the community and a hub for family fun.”

“We are committed to delivering diverse and much-needed activities,
services and job opportunities to create a community where our residents
can enjoyably and easily live, work and play,” said Rebecca Polizzotto,
city manager of Mill Creek. “Arena Sports and Entertainment will employ
more than 200 people, both part time and full time. As we continue to
build a strong community, we are excited to work with the company to
develop this new facility for people to work, play and gather.”

Arena Sports and Entertainment will feature both men’s, women’s and
co-ed adult leagues as well as competitive and recreational youth
leagues for kids ages five (U6) through high school. Kids 18 months to
nine years will be able to join the award-winning Lil’ Kickers
developmental soccer program and kids ages five to 12 can participate in
Skills Institute to learn technical and tactical skills and mastery of
fundamentals. But Arena Sports offers much more than just indoor soccer.
There will also be:

  • Indoor inflatable playground
  • Bowling
  • Multi-floor laser tag arena
  • Spinning bumper cars
  • Two-story rock climbing tower
  • Two-story ropes course
  • Arcade games — including new virtual reality games
  • Party and meeting space
  • On-site dining – full kitchen as well as beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Community meeting space – free for partner sports clubs and
    organizations to utilize

Arena Sports and Entertainment will be located near Henry M. Jackson
High School at the intersection of Dumas Road and Bothell-Everett
Highway. The company is currently in the permitting stage and hopes to
build the facility from the ground-up over the next year with an
expected opening in the fall of 2017.


Arena Sports
Susan Callahan, 206-794-4706