FORT WAYNE— Officials with Empowered Sports Club and Parkview Sports Medicine cut the ribbon this week to celebrate the opening of the new Parkview Sports Medicine Field Turf and Parkview Sports Medicine Performance Center at Empowered Sports Club, both of which are expected to serve thousands of athletes in northeast Indiana.
The nearly 26,000 square foot Parkview Sports Medicine Field Turf provides a multi-sport training facility for athletes of all ages. Fort Wayne Sport Club, a soccer organization with roots dating back to 1927, is the flagship club that will utilize the space, in addition to athletes playing rugby, lacrosse, baseball and flag football. The turf can be divided into as many as four smaller fields with marked lines, goals and safety netting. The mezzanine at Empowered Sports Club gives spectators a great view to watch on-field activities.
“We’re extremely excited to have so many new things going on here at Empowered,” said Will Robbins, president and CEO, Empowered Sports Club. “Fort Wayne Sport Club is a phenomenal, family-friendly organization, and we’re excited that they – among many others – will be able to take advantage of this new, multi-use space.”
The 8,000 square foot Parkview Sports Medicine Performance Center will offer sports performance training to young athletes beginning at age eight through college. The facility includes a multi-purpose turf designed for speed, agility and injury prevention training, two fully-equipped weight rooms for strength development and sports performance training programs staffed by Parkview Sports Medicine professionals.
“The Parkview Sports Medicine team will use the performance center to provide comprehensive sport-specific training for the area’s youth,” said Scott Charland, MA, CSCS, SCCC, performance manager, Parkview Sports Medicine. “This facility will enable us to better serve young athletes and help develop their overall athleticism, as well as create conveniences for their parents by offering all services in one location.”
In all, nearly 500 Fort Wayne Sport Club soccer athletes will join roughly 300 Empowered Volleyball Academy athletes, and those from various other sports, in using both the Parkview Sports Medicine Field Turf and Parkview Sports Medicine Performance Center year-round.