Today, this greatly anticipated state of the art facility begins construction in Gateway Village North, just a stone’s throw from the I-17/303 intersection.
Cave Creek resident Rob Eaton is pushing hard to open this 170k+ square foot amateur facility and adjoining sports catering hotel by the fall of 2020. Legacy Sports Arena will be a completely air-conditioned indoor facility with two NHL sized ice rinks, and believe it or not, a new high-tech giant-sized glass floor with underneath LED lighting that accommodates basketball courts, volleyball courts, dodgeball, soccer, lacrosse and even a dozen pickleball courts. Also included is a large upstairs restaurant with special spectator seating, a gymnasium and numerous other amenities.
Sports arena architect Eric Milberger states that “The interior of the building’s focus is on the spectator and player, from beginner to elite athlete. Open space viewing throughout the arena shares lighting, sounds and sights of multiple activities. This means someone can sit and relax with a cup of gourmet coffee while watching several events and the crowd, all at the same time. Legacy incorporates green concepts in its passive and active planning for lower energy usage while the roof will incorporate solar panels to generate energy year around.”
Hotel Architect Jay Jolley also remarked “We wanted to design a roomier sports theme hotel that not only caters to local visitors and business travelers but accommodates the sports athlete that plays at Legacy Sports Arena with some larger team rooms and special amenities for all ages.”
The owners expect to not only attract participation from neighborhood and North Valley residents but establish the area as a destination magnet for tournament play, sports camps, conventions, family vacations and special events.
Legacy Sports Arena, LLC