Chesterfield indoor sports complex finally gets underway | Sport
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Chesterfield indoor sports complex finally gets underway | Sport

The quest for a multi-court, 97,000-square-foot fieldhouse for indoor volleyball and basketball in Chesterfield is finally going to become a reality.

Last week, the Chesterfield Sports Association (CSA) announced it had finalized the purchase of a 10.87-acre tract at 150 N. Eatherton Road in Chesterfield Valley.

Due to the lack of adequate facilities locally, basketball and volleyball clubs currently must drive to multiple locations to meet their needs and tournament organizers turn to bigger venues in other Midwestern cities.

More than 1,000 youth athletes are expected to practice and train during the week and over 2,500 athletes will play in league and tournament games each weekend.

CSA has already partnered with High Performance Volleyball – STL, Stratman Sports and CNR Basketball, which will use approximately 80% of available court time.

There may be additional partners announced in the next couple of months, said Stuart Duncan, President of Chesterfield Sports Association.

The nonprofit organization will own and operate the facility.

“I’m super excited for the community, for St. Louis and the entire region,” Duncan said. “This is much more than an athletic center, it is a ‘life’ center and a place these young athletes can call “home.”

In addition to giving athletes a location to play their sports, the complex will bring people from out of town who will spend money locally instead of somewhere else, he said.

The multi-court fieldhouse is expected to attract 900,000 visitors per year to its clinics, camps, leagues and tournaments.

Mia Rose Holdings is the developer. The Chesterfield-based commercial real estate development company acquires and develops real estate such as the Maryville University Hockey Center, the Pacific Ice Rink, and now the Chesterfield Sports Complex.

Tom Kaimain, founding principal of Mia Rose Holdings, said he is proud that they have been able to stay focused and remove the hurdles to get this project off the ground.

“It’s been challenging the last few years to bring this to fruition,” he said. “It’s been a long time coming.”

Kaimain notes that this will be the largest indoor basketball and volleyball center in the region.

Keystone Construction Company, a St. Louis-based general contractor, has begun sitework in preparation for construction.

Keystone will construct the unique structure using 80-foot-wide column spacing to accommodate basketball courts, along with a second-floor mezzanine for game viewing and full food service operations.

Nine basketball courts will convert to 18 volleyball courts and be equipped with Olympic level flooring, professional grade LED lighting, and HD/4K streaming cameras.

Additional amenities will include a fitness area, spectator seating courtside, lounge areas and multipurpose rooms for team rooms, meetings and classes. 

The multi-court fieldhouse is expected to attract an estimated 900,000 visitors each year to its clinics, camps, leagues and tournaments.

In addition to hosting volleyball and basketball clinics, camps, leagues and tournaments, the facility could be used for pickleball, futsal, wrestling, dance, cheer and other sports as space is available. 

To build the sports complex, CSA has secured significant commitments from its partners and from a bank loan. However, community support, through charitable gifts and sponsorships, is still needed for the $12.5 million project.

Keystone Construction will begin concrete foundation work late spring and complete tilt-up panels late summer. Steel erection will begin in early fall. Interior construction and installation of the sports equipment will begin late 2022. 

The project team anticipates an early 2023 opening of the facility.