RC Sports Center & Goals Soccer Complex @ Epicenter
Coming in 2018
The last couple weeks has had dirt turning on two exciting additions to the Rancho Cucamonga sports offerings! On April 25th officials gathered to conduct the official groundbreaking of the 55,000 sf (outdoor court sf included) RC Sports Center anticipated to be completed Spring 2018. Located at what was known as the "special events" area of the Epicenter Complex, across the street from the LoanMart Field Stadium; this overflow area of parking will now boast a modern 35,000 sf gymnasium facility with three indoor courts to be used for basketball and volleyball, multi-purpose room and concessions area, an additional 20,000 sf of outdoor covered pavilion space will have three outdoor basketball courts. This facility will replace the existing RC Family Sports Center facility located on San Bernardino Road (in what was originally a Gemco store) as the lease for that retrofitted retail site is set to expire. Construction of a city-owned gymnasium will fulfill a long held vision for the community. The construction of a new facility will eliminate the current rent payment as well as reduce long term operating costs. The expanded sports use space will provide opportunities to host basketball and volleyball tournaments and increase program offerings for all ages.
On May 2nd, CEO Mark Jones joined other executives from Goals Soccer, LLP in hosting city officials as they put gold shovels in the ground to formally start the development of the third 3rd Goals Soccer Complex in the U.S., the first in the Inland Empire. Set to open January 2018, the Goals Rancho Cucamonga Complex will feature:
- Ten, all-weather synthetic turf fields featuring the same turf used by major soccer clubs around the world for training.
- A 4,000-square foot club house, a modern sports lounge featuring a café offering beer and wine and a wide variety of food items and multiple HD screens for viewing live sports, and bright locker rooms with showers for men and women.
- Each field will be named after iconic stadiums from around the world such as Estadio Azteca, Wembley, Maracanã, San Siro, La Bombonera, Nou Camp to name just a few.
- LED lighting for clarity and night play.
"This is the sports mecca of the Inland Empire," said Goals CEO Mark Jones. "To build our third U.S. world-class facility here was a no brainer. Our Pomona site has been a huge success and we know that this community has been looking for a type of facility that the entire family, and players of all skill levels can enjoy."
Goals is a successful and established operator of 5-a-side soccer clubs across the UK and United States. Goals currently operates 46 center in the United Kingdom and two in the United States, employs over 800 staff. The Goals Rancho Cucamonga Soccer center will offer coaching, workshops, tournaments and recreational play for all ages. Designed for the sports enthusiast as well as spectator enjoyment, the addition of this exciting sports offering and venue will be exciting for the entire family! Additional information regarding the offerings Goals provides can be found at: http://www.goals-soccer.com/