The new Round Rock Sports Center, located at 2400 Chisholm Trail Drive, is ready to open. The $14.5 million building is a flexible indoor sports facility and will officially open its doors with a grand opening event on January 28, 2014. Built with a voter-approved 2 percent increase to the City of Round Rock’s Hotel Occupancy Tax, and intended to draw new tourism to the city, the new venue is already contracted for use every weekend through the end of July 2014.
Festivities to open the facility begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include diginitaries such as Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw, Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Nancy Yawn and Round Rock Sports Center General Manager Chad McKenzie.
The 82,800 square foot indoor sports center features six basketball courts and 12 volleyball courts with 47,775 square feet of flexible, open, playable space. It includes seating capacity for up to 1,300 spectators and 502 parking spots. Combine that with a full concession operation, referee lounge, locker rooms, a training room, LED scoreboard screens, and three large multi-purpose rooms that can be subdivided into nine smaller rooms, and the facility can handle just about any indoor sporting event Round Rock can attract. Additionally, the facility can easily convert into a space for hosting expos, meetings, speakers and concerts.
Information is available at www.sportscapitaloftexas.com.