The Chesterfield Sports Association, some of the largest volleyball and basketball clubs in the St. Louis area and local sports complex developer Mia Rose Holding are joining together to bring a volleyball complex and state-of-the-art indoor basketball court in Saint-Louis. . The 97,000 square foot multi-lot country home has received zoning approval in Chesterfield Valley on Eatherton Road near St. Louis Premium Outlets.
As the largest youth volleyball and basketball facility in Saint-Louis, it will attract approximately 900,000 visitors each year to its clinics, camps, leagues and tournaments. Over 1,000 athletes will practice, train and play games there every week. Construction will begin this fall 2021 and the target opening is September 2022.
Chesterfield Sports Association (CSA), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, will own and operate the facilities, which will meet a major need for field space in St. Louis.
“It’s more than an athletics center, it’s a hub of ‘life’ and a place these young athletes can call home,” said Stuart Duncan, director of the Chesterfield Sports Association. “In addition to giving young basketball and volleyball athletes a place to play their sport, our mission is to provide them with a place to gain confidence, self-esteem and good health.”
The main tenants and partners are:
- High performance – STL, the largest volleyball club in the region with more than 1,000 athletes, 90 teams and 10,000 participants in annual tournaments;
- Stratman Sports, the largest club volleyball tournament and junior league organizer in the region, hosting more than 600 teams throughout each season;
- Missouri Phenom Basketball, a youth development club on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League circuit with 40 teams in Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield and St. Louis;
- CNR Basketball, the region’s largest basketball league organizer, schedules more than 12,000 games per year and hosts league games and tournaments during the winter, spring, summer and fall seasons. 85% of CNR teams are located within 25 minutes of the new complex.
“Missouri Phenom Basketball has a strong focus on youth development on and off the court,” said Brittany Carter, regional coordinator for Missouri Phenom Basketball. “We are proud to build character and leadership at the local level. This installation will allow us to have a space that belongs to us and to continue to develop not only the Phenom family, but also the community.
Nine basketball courts like the one shown in the photo on the left will be converted into 18 volleyball courts and will feature Olympic-level flooring, professional-grade LED lighting and HD / 4K streaming cameras. Additional amenities include a fitness area; multipurpose rooms for team rooms, meetings and lessons; comfortable seating for spectators on the field and from a mezzanine on the second floor; lounge areas and concessions. The architect is mw Weber Architects. The general contractor is Keystone Construction Company and the civil engineer is Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc.
The country house will offer the full range of services and sports equipment for young people to develop student athletes to reach their full potential. The CSA plans to work with local organizations to deliver community health and wellness programs and will partner with physiotherapists and orthopedists to help with conditioning and training athletes.
“We have a rich sporting history in St. Louis with great facilities for professional athletes, but we are one of the worst big cities for indoor facilities for young people,” said Scott Mebruer, club manager for High Performance – STL Volleyball Club. “This is the only facility in the Saint-Louis area that will be built from the ground up, purposefully designed and built for young athletes in these sports. All other facilities were something else, never for volleyball or basketball. It’s going to be powerful in how it affects a lot of people beyond our sports clubs. “
While 80% of the available hearing time will be used by current core partners, over 10,000 hours of hearing time are available per year. The CSA is in discussions with major potential university partners and other organizations to offer day programs. The Chesterfield Sports Association is looking for partners and donors who are dedicated to the growth and support of youth athletics in Saint-Louis in exchange for facility naming opportunities and other recognition. In addition to hosting clinics, camps, leagues, and volleyball and basketball tournaments, the facility could be used for pickleball, futsal, wrestling, dancing, joy, and more. other sports depending on space availability.
“This sports complex will be a center for recreation, community life and economic activity. St. Louis will finally get the world-class youth sports facilities it deserves, ”said Tom Kaimain, founding director of Mia Rose Holdings (MRH). “I am honored to be part of this incredible coalition of sports organizations and to help realize this extremely important vision for Chesterfield and St. Louis. In addition to multi-family and mixed-use developments, MRH has a strong niche in developing and consulting for sports facilities, including the Maryville University Hockey Center in Chesterfield Valley. This expertise grew out of Kaiman’s professional hockey career.
Most indoor basketball and volleyball facilities in Saint-Louis are operated by private and public schools and municipal governments. These facilities present significant limitations and liability issues for hosting external actors and organizations, which have only increased during the coronavirus pandemic. None of the largest indoor court facilities in existence have been designed for volleyball and basketball, and many are between 30 and 40 years old with failing infrastructure, poor ventilation systems, poor lighting, substandard flooring, insufficient seats and inadequate dimensions for safe and enjoyable play.
Due to the lack of safe and adequate facilities locally, local basketball and volleyball clubs currently have to use multiple venues to meet their needs and tournament organizers are looking to larger venues in others. Midwestern cities. In fact, Gateway Region Volleyball, the local chapter of USA Volleyball, had to move several large weekend events from local facilities to the new 12-court facility in Cape Girardeau over two hours away.
“The lack of local and quality facilities creates unnecessary hurdles and lost opportunities for local tournament organizers and businesses, as well as players and their families who have to travel out of town to participate,” Duncan said. . “This new facility will ease that burden on the families of the athletes.”
A major economic engine, the sports complex will generate jobs for coaches, referees, coaches, dealers and maintenance workers, and bring local and foreign customers to the region to generate economic activity for restaurants, hotels and local retail businesses. CSA purchases land for possible future expansion.
For more information on partnership opportunities, visit chesterfieldsports.com or email [email protected] To follow the development, follow chesterfieldsports on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
ABOUT THE CHESTERFIELD SPORTS ASSOCIATION
Founded in 2020, the Chesterfield Sports Association (CSA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Chesterfield, MO that was created to give young people in Saint-Louis the opportunity to grow, develop develop and reach their highest potential as an athlete, a student and an individual. Stuart Duncan formed the CSA after more than 20 years as a volunteer coach, tournament director and board member of various local sports organizations. His passion for sports and the development of young people drives his mission for this new sports complex.
ABOUT MIA ROSE HOLDINGS
Founded in 2014, Mia Rose Holdings LLC (MRH) is a Chesterfield, MO-based commercial real estate development company that actively acquires and develops real estate to meet the needs and vision of local communities. MRH provides comprehensive, first-class development services through partnerships with the best and brightest in business brokerage, engineering, architecture and construction services. MRH was formed in 2014 by Tom Kaiman who has overseen over $ 1 billion in development over his last 15 years of design and build experience. For more information on Mia Rose Holdings, visit www.miaroseholdings.org.