Press Release (RedEnergyPR)
WhirlyBall, a 30,000 square-foot entertainment venue, located at 3971 Palmer Park Boulevard, will open its doors June 2017 in Colorado Springs.
With three additional locations in Illinois, WhirlyBall combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball and bumper cars in a game of skill combined with a touch of chance. While maneuvering bumper cars called WhirlyBugs, two teams of five players use hand-held scoops to pass a whiffle ball to each other and ultimately at a scoring target.
WhirlyBall will feature two famed WhirlyBall courts with large viewing windows where other guests can watch teams play the game, a dining area, 12 bowling lanes, and a full service bar with private and special event spaces complete with full audio/visual capabilities.
“We are thrilled to bring WhirlyBall to the Colorado market and couldn’t think of a better city to launch into than Colorado Springs,” said Owner of WhirlyBall, Sam Elias. “The city’s active lifestyle, young professional population and growing culinary and craft beer scene make it a great fit.”
Open to all ages and athletic skill-levels, WhirlyBall offers indoor entertainment where guests can bowl, play games of WhirlyBall and watch sports broadcasted on TV monitors located throughout the space. In addition to activities, WhirlyBall also offers elevated food and beverage programs for guests to enjoy while playing in the high-energy atmosphere or for a sit down meal in the open dining space. WhirlyBall’s chef-driven menu will showcase classic American bar fare perfect for sharing with a focus on seasonal ingredients and quality products. WhirlyBall’s carefully curated beer program will offer a unique selection of 24 rotating craft beers on draft featuring local Colorado breweries such as Bristol Brewing Company and Avery Brewing Company. In addition to the introduction of the new sport and venue to the area, WhirlyBall anticipates bringing more than 40 employment opportunities to Springs residents.
“As we gear up for our Grand Opening, we anticipate 40 new job positions will be available during the months of April and May,” said Vice President of Strategic Planning, Adam Elias. “From management and sales to the kitchen and front of house, we’re looking forward to bringing new opportunities to the area in a fun and one-of-a-kind work environment.”
The game of WhirlyBall combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball and bumper cars in a game of skill coupled with chance. While maneuvering bumper cars, two teams of five use hand-held scoops to pass a whiffle ball to each other – and ultimately at a scoring target. Offering a premium social experience, each WhirlyBall location presents an exceptional food and beverage program, spacious dining areas and private and semi-private event spaces to accommodate groups of any size. From friendly competition and entertainment to exceptional food and drink offerings, WhirlyBall provides the perfect venue and customizable packages for all ages and events including birthday parties, corporate outings, team building exercises and family gatherings. Owner Sam Elias founded the first WhirlyBall location more than 20 years ago in Lombard, IL and has since opened three other locations in Lombard, Vernon Hills and Chicago. WhirlyBall will expand, June 2017, with the opening of the first Colorado location in Colorado Springs and plans to continue expansion nationwide with WhirlyBall-owned facilities and franchise locations.