Community First Champion Center Announces Ribbon Cutting & Community Open House
The Community First Champion Center, one of the newest, premier sports tourism venues in the nation will be opening its doors with a private ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, November 20. The festivities will acknowledge the 10 municipalities committed to funding the project as well as other project stakeholders. The public is invited to experience the new state-of-the-art facility during a community open house on Thursday, November 21 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.
Located at 5000 W. Champion Drive in Grand Chute, the 164,000 square foot indoor sports facility features a year-round ice rink with seating for up to 1,000, fieldhouse with four basketball courts or eight volleyball courts and a seasonal arena that can be an ice rink or four basketball or six volleyball courts. The facility will host numerous hard-court and ice-based events each year as well as community-based leagues, open recreational time, rentals, camps and clinics.
“After years of planning It is great to see everything come together,” said General Manager Ken Weinaug, “With the amount of events booked and the staff we have assembled, we are confident the Community First Champion Center will become the premier sports tourism destination in the Midwest.”
As soon as the doors open, the Community First Champion Center will have a full calendar of events to follow. With 40 contracted sporting events and several contracts being finalized, the facility will be full not only with events but visitors from throughout the Midwest and beyond. Upcoming sports events include volleyball, basketball and hockey tournaments as well as futsal soccer, figure skating, wrestling and gymnastic competitions.
The facility will generate an estimated economic impact of over $8 million annually for the Fox Cities and will continue to position the Fox Cities as a national leader in the sports tourism industry.
“We are grateful for the financial support of our municipal partners in bringing this project to reality and we look forward to promoting the Fox Cities to the thousands of new visitors that will come to compete at the Community First Champion Center,” commented Pam Seidl, Executive Director of the Fox Cities Convention & Visitor Bureau. “This facility is unique in its tourism-first approach that will bring significant economic growth to the region.”To learn more about event rental opportunities at the Community First Champion Center, contact Adam Ligocki at [email protected].
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