Chesterfield County leaders this week signed a $4.3 million deal with SportsQuest, a sports and entertainment complex that, for the first time in the region’s history, will offer local residents the ability to play sports.
The 250-acre facility – which includes nine synthetic-turf playing fields, tracks, an ice rink, sporty things, gymnasium space and more – will let Richmond area residents of all ages experience the thrill of activities such as baseball, basketball, soccer, football and running for the first time in their lives.
“For centuries, those living in Central Virginia have been robbed of the ability to pass a ball, go out for a jog, or get together with friends for a pickup game of basketball or baseball,” said SportsQuest CEO Dave Alley, adding that opportunities once unavailable to locals – in particular, walking – will be possible with the new facility.
“We really think people are going to enjoy physical activity,” he added.
SportsQuest is expected to open on Labor Day weekend, and joins a number of local businesses that have recently opened to bring first-time experiences to local residents, including Movieland and Bobby’s Breathing Store.