CENTER TWP. – Founders of a Beaver County-based sports marketing agency plan to launch their first indoor sports complex this spring.
The new 38,000-square-foot sports facility, operated by M:7 Sports Inc., will open by June 1 at the Stefanik Industrial Park in Center Township.
M:7 Sports CEO Jim Christiana said he hopes the site will be the “epicenter for everything athletes,” a place where teams can practice, host tournaments and exercise. The agency will offer marketing, communications and name, image and likeness, or NIL, services, too.
Local coaches could save on travel costs by renting space and hosting practice sessions, overnight camps, regional tournaments, training seminars and more at the complex. Individual athletes could use the all-season space to train and build their athletic brands year-round.
Jen Nolfi, M:7 Sports COO, said the agency aims to “empower young athletes and local teams by giving them the facilities and training areas they need to thrive.”
“It’s the culmination of everything we’ve been working toward since starting M:7 Sports,” said Nolfi.
The site will feature 10,500 square feet of artificial turf, three full-size basketball courts and 7,500 square feet of flex space for fitness and health partnerships.
“We want this to be an invaluable resource for local athletes, coaches and schools, and the heart of a strong, healthy sports community,” said Christiana, a former state representative who has since founded public affairs firms M:7 Agency and M:7 Sports. M:7 Sports is still finalizing a name for the facility, actively working with potential partners on a multi-year naming rights agreement.
“The visibility of this complex along I-376 will give that named partner enormous exposure to almost 20,000 commuters every day, but more importantly, it will remind thousands of visitors inside the facility that their company is investing in our future by providing the next generation with the resources they need to succeed,” said Christiana.
Touting this visibility and a 12-minute drive from Pittsburgh International Airport, M:7 Sports founders said the location was a driving factor in securing the space at Stefanik Industrial Park.
“Stefanik Industrial Park is perfect for us, with its large, flexible space options and ideal location as a gateway to a county which boasts a rich history of athletic excellence,” said Christiana.