GA – October 2019 / Newsmaker Alert / On
Thursday (October 24) LakePoint
Sports, the nation’s premier youth sports destination, inaugurated
extended road infrastructure with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady
Marty Kemp, opening up more than 500 acres to development. LakePoint Sports
also announced a $39 million, 200-room hotel will open in early 2021, showing
continued growth and momentum towards building a one-stop destination for
youth athletes and their families.
early 2021, LakePoint Sports will have one of Metro Atlanta’s newest hotels,
with experiences and amenities that resonate with athletes and families
who come to play more than 30 sports year-round. Strategically located
on the LakePoint Sports campus, directly adjacent to the technologically
enhanced 170,000 square-foot Champions Center and across from the nation’s
premier baseball complex, the new hotel will feature a resort-style pool,
food and beverage offerings, and a rooftop terrace above the restaurant
for athletes and families to gather.
Kemp and the First Lady joined the City of Emerson and Bartow County in
celebrating the completion of the 1.3-mile parkway connecting Old Allatoona
Road to Red Top Mountain Road.
see unrivaled potential for growth and opportunity for the LakePoint Sports
campus in traditional and emerging youth sports and entertainment,” said
Mark M. O’Brien, President and CEO of LakePoint Sports. “Our vision is
for a vibrant development that features experiential retail, acclaimed
restaurants, new lodging opportunities for our guests, and an expansion
of venues and fields to create a complete sports and entertainment experience
for all who come here. The completion of the parkway is essential to opening
up new development and increased visitation, economic impact and job creation.”
Mayor Al Pallone added, “The new hotel itself will generate significant
economic impact by creating hundreds of jobs, millions of dollars in tax
revenues and bring upwards of 50,000 room nights to the City of Emerson
and Bartow County throughout the year - we’re thrilled about this growth
at LakePoint Sports.”
are so excited about adding this special hotel to the center of our campus,”
added O’Brien. “The hotel will address the number one request of our athletes,
families and coaches: More hotel rooms on campus. The hotel, restaurant,
and food and beverage offerings will directly complement events at the
Champions Center and the entire campus, enabling our guests the added convenience
of staying on campus near their events and activities.”
its opening in 2014, LakePoint Sports has attracted more than 5 million
visitor days from all 50 states and over six countries, contributing to
nearly $100 million in annual economic impact.
and I are proud of the work done by the LakePoint Sports team to create
this nationally recognized youth sports destination,” said Georgia Gov.
Brian Kemp. “LakePoint Sports is a remarkable asset for greater Metro Atlanta
and North Georgia, and we appreciate LakePoint Sports for promoting family
time together, creating new jobs in our state and encouraging young athletes
to compete at the highest levels.”
new flagship hotel and expanded road infrastructure are significant milestones,”
said Jeff Bemis of Rimrock Capital Management, the owner of LakePoint Sports.
“These signature events reinforce our deep commitment to LakePoint Sports
and enthusiasm for what the new leadership team is doing on the ground.
We’re very pleased with the direction we’re seeing and the future of our
nationally recognized, premier youth sports campus.”
has been a very strong public-private partnership at LakePoint Sports,”
added Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor. “And we’re thrilled for
what that means for the continued economic growth of our region.”
added, “We’d like to thank Gov. Kemp, State Sen. Bruce Thompson, Commissioner
Taylor and Mayor Pallone for the continued public and private support that
is helping us make LakePoint Sports the nation’s premier youth sports destination.”
Sports has partnered with a team of top professionals to plan for growth,
including JLL and Cooper Carry on master planning and JLL and Hogan + Campis
on design and development of the 200-room hotel. LakePoint Sport’s convenient
location in metro Atlanta and proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson International
Airport ensures that more than 80 percent of the country is less than a
two-hour flight away.
news at LakePoint Sports comes on the heels of four recent announcements:
six new team members, including Greg Barckhoff as EVP of Partnerships
Interactive live streaming and video-on-demand services are now offered,
making LakePoint Sports one of the most technologically advanced campuses
of its kind.
is hosting a free day to give back to the community called LakePoint
Fansgiving, featuring food trucks, live music, a car show and many
other fun games and events.
Globetrotters, which train at LakePoint Sports, will launch their world
tour from the Champions Center on Dec. 6. Tickets and information are available
Sports, the premier youth sports destination in the country, creates
lifelong memories for athletes, families and the community. LakePoint Sports
serves more than 30 sports year-round, including baseball, basketball,
volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, cheer and lacrosse. A top economic driver
in Metro Atlanta, the LakePoint Sports campus features the 170,000-square-foot
Champions Center with the world’s largest continuous wood floor, where
12 full-court basketball games or 24 full-court volleyball games can play
at once. In addition, the campus features eight Major League-sized baseball
fields and three multi-use fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football,
as well as a 10-court sand volleyball pavilion and wakeboarding park. The
LakePoint Sports campus attracts more than 1 million visitor days a year,
creating nearly $100 million in annual economic impact. LakePoint Sports
is the official home to the training camp of the Harlem Globetrotters and
partners with Prep Baseball Report (PBR) and PlaySight Interactive. For
more information, visit www.LakePointSports.com.