Parts of Mesa's massive new sports complex slated to open next week

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Posted at 10:19 PM, Dec 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-31 06:53:29-05

MESA, AZ — The new year will bring a massive new sports and entertainment complex to Mesa.

Starting next week, portions of the 320-acre facility, located at Ellsworth and Pecos roads next to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport, will be open to the public.

Trying to capture every aspect of Mesa's new Legacy sports Park is a sport in itself.

"It's the biggest sports and entertainment complex in the country," said President Brett Miller.

Mesa's newest attraction is reportedly 90 acres bigger than ESPN's Wide World of Sports in Florida.

Starting next Monday, some of the sports portions of the $283-million complex are slated to be finished.

Some of the finishing touches are being put on the following:

  • 20 sand volleyball courts
  • 40Pickleball courts
  • 8 baseball and softball fields
  • A performance training center available for NFL combines
  • 19 basketball courts
  • Multi-purpose soccer, football, and lacrosse fields 
  • 5,000 capacity outdoor stadium with natural grass
  • 12 beach volleyball courts with a 1,500 seat stadium
  • Obstacle course racing park
  • 13,000 sq. ft. health, wellness and fitness center
  • Gymnastics, dance and cheer spaces including some for kids

On the entertainment front:

  • An 18,000-square-foot bar and restaurant called "The Goat, reported to be one of the biggest bar/restaurants in the state
  • More than 100 PCs for e-gaming
  • 80 arcade games
  • Acres for concerts and special events
  • Miller Way, which is Legacy Sports' take on Las Vegas' Fremont Street, will also be home to grab-and-go food options and two zip lines going down the center

Supply chain issues have slowed the start for some aspects like the metal needed for the zip line and arcade game chips needed for the game's operating system.

The whole idea for the Legacy Sports Complex is a lifelong dream, now a reality, for chairman and founder Randy Miller.

"It brings tears to my eyes. This is something that's been a dream that has become a legacy I've been able to leave this to my two boys," said Randy from the front seat of his truck wrapped in a Legacy Sports decal.

No matter the sport, the complex is geared for all members of the family to get in the game, get a meal, and maybe catch a show all in the same 320-acre spot of Mesa.

"You don't have to leave the park, you get entertainment here, a full day of fun," said Brett.