Arena Sports and Entertainment Breaks Ground on New Sports Complex and Family Entertainment Center

Facility brings premier sports and event destination to the area

MILL CREEK, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BestPartyPlace–The party is just getting started in Mill Creek as Arena Sports, the
largest indoor sports company in Washington state, today announced it is
breaking ground on its biggest and most substantial location to date.
The 98,000 square-foot facility, which will be called Arena Sports and
Entertainment, will feature the company’s signature indoor soccer and
futsal fields and programming as well as a full-service family
entertainment center that will include bowling (mini and full-size
lanes), a multi-floor laser tag arena, rock climbing tower, two-story
indoor ropes course, inflatable FunZone, and more than 100 arcade games.
The expansive facility, which is expected to open in October 2017, will
bring a premier party and event destination and sporting facility to the

“The anticipation and excitement for indoor soccer and family
entertainment in north Puget Sound has been incredible,” said Don Crowe,
CEO of Arena Sports. “We anticipate attracting customers from a pretty
large footprint as people are willing to travel further for a premier
party location. And we know demand is significant in the area for indoor
soccer activities for both adults and kids.”

With the inclusion of the family entertainment center activities, the
company expects special events and parties to represent up to 50 percent
of its business at the Mill Creek location. To accommodate the expected
demand, there will be a sizable party area, corporate meeting space,
on-site pizza restaurant, and multiple customizable party packages.

With four other Puget Sound locations, Arena Sports is known for its
popular indoor soccer programming, including leagues for youth and adult
players. The company is inspiring the next generation of soccer
enthusiasts with its Lil’ Kickers and Skills Institute developmental
soccer programs for kids ages 18 months to 12 years.

MG2, one of the largest architecture firms in the nation and one of the
top retail design firms in the world, is designing the new facility. MG2
is known for creating connected experiences for brands, destinations,
buildings and most importantly, the people who enjoy them.

“We’re honored to unveil the design direction and vision for the new
Arena Sports location,” says MG2 CEO Mitch Smith. “The building is
designed to be a soccer-first facility, while also providing a lively
‘off the field’ experience for guests. In that way, the space becomes a
year-round destination both for sports and entertainment.”

“City leaders are committed to building a strong, family-friendly
community with its goal of supporting diverse recreational opportunities
and creating options for families and neighbors to get out and have fun
together,” said Crowe. “We believe Arena Sports and Entertainment will
be the perfect complement to the community and a hub for family fun.”

“This groundbreaking is an exciting step forward for the City of Mill
Creek’s tourism efforts, which go hand-in-hand with strategic economic
development,” said City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto. “The Arena Sports
facility is a significant community amenity that will serve our
residents and will attract people from the surrounding area to Mill
Creek. When people come to play, and compete, they are more likely to
visit local shops and restaurants, benefiting the local economy.”

Arena Sports and Entertainment will be located near Henry M. Jackson
High School at the intersection of Dumas Road and Bothell-Everett
Highway. An Information Center will be open to the public in Gateway
Shopping Center, located adjacent to the property. People interested in
learning more about the facility, attractions, and programming can stop
by for more information or sign up at
to receive regular updates on the facility’s progress, including being
first to learn when program registration and party bookings will begin.

Arena Sports and Entertainment will have wall-to-wall fun for the whole

  • Indoor soccer and futsal fields
  • Adult and youth soccer leagues (recreational and competitive)
  • Lil’ Kickers and Skills Institute developmental soccer program
  • Bowling – both full-size lanes and mini bowling
  • Multi-floor laser tag arena
  • Two-story rock climbing tower
  • Two-story indoor ropes course
  • Arcade games — timeless favorites and new virtual reality games
  • Indoor inflatable playground
  • Arena Sports Camp
  • Party and meeting space
  • On-site pizza restaurant – full kitchen, beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • Community meeting space

About Arena Sports

Arena Sports Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., is a family-run business
dedicated to family fun. With two fitness clubs, soon-to-be five
locations, 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. More than just a fun place for soccer, Arena Sports
offers indoor inflatable FunZone playgrounds, popular sports camps, and
birthday party packages. For more information, visit


Arena Sports
Susan Callahan, 206-794-4706