9401 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Site Slated To Open at Powhite and 288 in the Waterford Business Center
SportsQuest is locating a multi-sport Olympic Training Site at the corner of Powhite Parkway and 288 in Chesterfield County. Total estimated investment for the entire multiplex exceeds $100 million and the project will eventually employ over 500 employees. Projected opening of Phase I is Q1 2010. The site is in the Waterford Business Center and once fully built will encompass approximately 50 acres.
Art Warren, Chairman of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors said, “This is great news for Chesterfield County as I have always wanted a project like this to locate in our community. This will further enhance the quality of life of Chesterfield citizens and will attract people to live, work and play in Chesterfield County, but on a much higher level than we ever anticipated.”
The Sport and Family Entertainment Multiplex will allow high performance athletes as well as the public to participate in twenty-four Olympic sports, including: swimming, cycling, tennis, triathlon, speed skating, figure skating, hockey, volleyball, gymnastics, martial arts and others. The campus will house the largest group of high performance athletes in the country. Along with the elite athletes training there, programming for the general public in child and adult fitness and recreation will be offered at the site. SportsQuest has proven itself in high performance programming; its short track speed skating program located here includes: a 2006 Olympian and three 2008 US National Champions.
Stephen Burton, Ph.D., CEO and Chairman of SportsQuest, said, “The multiplex will provide a place that people can play sports for fun, fitness or to chase Olympic dreams.” “We will offer three tracks for all of our sports programming, including: recreational participation, competitive youth development, or high performance athletic pursuit,” Burton added.
The multiplex will be capable of hosting National Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Trials in most of the sports. The project will also include a cutting edge sports medicine and sports science facility to serve both the athletes at the training center and the local community. The project will be developed as three phases. Phase I will include: an Aquatics Center, Ice Skating Rink, Sports Medicine Clinic, Fitness Center, and Family Entertainment Center. Phase II is scheduled to include a hotel, a retail plaza, and a 6,000 seat arena for sports and special events. Phase III plans include an indoor/outdoor tennis club and a multi-sport field house.
“The family entertainment center is an important part of the campus program,” Dr. Burton said, “as a resident of the community it was important to me that we increase the opportunities for families in our community to spend time together.”
County Administrator Jay Stegmaier said, “We are very excited about the opportunities this project will make available to Chesterfield citizens as well as the region and State. We look forward to working with Dr. Burton to develop his vision of ‘the Olympic Dream.’”
Chesterfield County Economic Development assisted in the site location and TGM Realty Investors, Inc. will handle the real estate transaction.
Steve Burton, Ph.D, CEO & Chairman, SportsQuest (804) 241-7931- email@example.com
Will Davis, Director, Chesterfield County Economic Development (804) 318-8550
Date Posted: 12/23/2008