A local investment firm has stepped in to operate a budding indoor soccer facility in Talbert Pointe Business Park after the original owner encountered financial difficulties and went defunct.
Race City Investments LLC, headed by John and Marie Quinn of Mooresville, is now booking youth and adult teams for its artificial-turf field in a building it owns at 128 Speedway Lane. The field had been operated by a former tenant called Xtreme Turf Sports.
The facility, named Mooresville Indoor Soccer Complex, offers soccer programs for all ages, including Micro Soccer for ages 3-5, youth soccer for older boys and girls and adult programs. Programs range from instructional three-on-three play through fun, nonstructured open play, said Marie Quinn, general manager of the complex.
Race City Investments is working with the Lake Norman Soccer Club, one of several tenants in the building, to provide both recreational and competitive youth soccer programs.
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Other tenants are Line-Up Football and the Davidson Learning Center. A personal training outfit also plans to move in soon.
The building's 18,000 square feet of artificial turf can be subdivided for Micro Soccer and other youth play, RCI representative Analisa Malec said. The complex has a website, www.mooresvilleindoorsoccer.com, where people can check field availability and book times.
Mooresville Indoor Soccer Complex will have a ribbon cutting at noon June 3 to celebrate its opening.
The complex is one of several recent initiatives - private and public - to provide more athletic fields in town.
America's Park, which officials say will be America's largest youth baseball complex, is being built on Rankin Hill Road between Mooresville and Troutman.
Mooresville plans to open its 80-acre Mazeppa Road Park on Labor Day weekend. It will have six lighted soccer fields, three lighted adult softball fields, a lighted adult baseball field, a mile of walking trails, a playground, concession stands, restrooms and open-air shelters.
Local developer David Denham plans to build four artificial-turf outdoor youth soccer fields and one inside a building on property he owns in Lakeside Business Park, off Interstate 77 Exit 36. His fields will be smaller than regular youth soccer fields and will be geared to "academy soccer" instructional training.
The town, meanwhile, recently took ownership of a building in Talbert Pointe Business Park where it plans to offer youth basketball and other sports, Mooresville commissioner Mitch Abraham said. Baseball, wrestling and volleyball also may be offered, commissioner Chris Carney said.
Carney said Mooresville Indoor Soccer Complex complements those efforts.
"Parents want to encourage safe sports for their children, and facilities like the Mooresville Indoor Soccer Complex meet those needs," he said.