Starland Sports Complex to Open in Boston

Starland-Sports-Complex-to-OpenStarland has always been a famous place for sports enthusiasts. Situated on Route 53 Hanover, Boston, the old building that used to be an amusement center meant a lot for many generations that saw it as an exceptional entertainment venue.

The center featured a wide array of activities such as go-karts, driving ranges and countless batting cages; however, over the years the location lost its charm and people stopped enjoying it. Although athletes who had the best time of their lives in Starland refused to admit it, it was quite obvious that the center needed a change.

As a result, Starland now has a new owner that invested more than $16 million to bring it to new standards and make it exceed the expectations of the people. Now, its official name is University Sports Complex and its opening has been scheduled for May 2013. Many people are looking forward to the big opening and are curious to see what lies behind the mysterious construction fencing.

The property has a surface of 30 acres and was purchased for $2.7 million in 2012 by John Poirier and other investors, known as Starland Holdings LLC. The Starland center has a surface of 180,000 square feet and it will feature over 200 employees supposed to take good care of the customers; they will be in charge for hosting unforgettable summer camps.

Sports enthusiasts will be pleased to discover a wide range of facilities including clinics, all types of educational programs and countless tournaments for both professionals and sports amateurs in love with soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, cheerleading, baseball, football and more.

Behind all these amazing facilities there’s a professional team led by the general manager Jim Bunnell, who gained a lot of popularity at South Shore YMCA, where he was an executive director. He has been recently appointed general manager of the University Sports Complex, as a result of the nonprofit reorganization plan drawn up in 2012.  Jim Bunnell seems to be the perfect choice, considering his 30-year experience in the sports industry.

The brand-new sports complex is expected to have a fitness center, eight basketball courts provided with parquet floors, as well as a track and a turf field located indoors. Besides, whenever you get hungry you will have the possibility to choose from a yogurt bar, two cafes and a sports bar. And that’s not all! Apart from classic classrooms and locker rooms, the sports complex will also feature birthday facilities, an arcade and an incredible room designed for laser tag fans.

The old Starland building that everybody loved and its outdoor park were demolished last week to make room for the new amusement area that will be provided with bumper cars, rock climbing walls, electric go-karts, a mini-golf course and a number of computerized batting cages designed for softball and baseball. Jim Bunnell stated that their main goal is to create a complex able to gain credibility through its facilities and dedicated staff, and that the complex will feature many family activities, dedicated classes and programs.

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