SCOR takes a shot on a long-held goal

Construction equipment at SCOR

Heavy machinery is a new sight at the SCOR facility. (Photo by Michael Schwartz)

 

The expansion of Richmond sports complex has begun.

SCOR, a soccer and sports facility near the Diamond, began demolition on what will be the site of a third field housed in a permanent steel building.

Known for its giant bubble visible from Interstate 95, SCOR had planned a permanent structure and three fields from its conception five years ago. But when an investor dropped out at the last minute, owner Mark Grossman had to make do.

SCOR will add a 20,000-square-foot steel building to its 8.1-acre campus. Grossman, who also runs sports insurance company Monument Sports Group, has said the addition will at least double the organization’s revenue. He said the new field would be ready for action no later than mid-December. SCOR currently has one full-size field inside the bubble and one outside.

The build-out will cost between $700,000 and $800,000. That includes new turf, boards that encircle the field and lights. To make way for the field, SCOR is tearing down a small brick building that was once a police evidence building and has since hosted youth soccer and dodgeball matches.

In addition to soccer leagues, SCOR hosts River City Sports and Social Club (which has dodge ball and other adult sports), and runs lacrosse, field hockey and corn hole leagues, among other activities.

Grossman sat down with BizSense this year to discuss the expansion and explain why he hates the giant bubble that SCOR has been playing under.

Construction equipment at SCOR

Heavy machinery is a new sight at the SCOR facility. (Photo by Michael Schwartz)

 

The expansion of Richmond sports complex has begun.

SCOR, a soccer and sports facility near the Diamond, began demolition on what will be the site of a third field housed in a permanent steel building.

Known for its giant bubble visible from Interstate 95, SCOR had planned a permanent structure and three fields from its conception five years ago. But when an investor dropped out at the last minute, owner Mark Grossman had to make do.

SCOR will add a 20,000-square-foot steel building to its 8.1-acre campus. Grossman, who also runs sports insurance company Monument Sports Group, has said the addition will at least double the organization’s revenue. He said the new field would be ready for action no later than mid-December. SCOR currently has one full-size field inside the bubble and one outside.

The build-out will cost between $700,000 and $800,000. That includes new turf, boards that encircle the field and lights. To make way for the field, SCOR is tearing down a small brick building that was once a police evidence building and has since hosted youth soccer and dodgeball matches.

In addition to soccer leagues, SCOR hosts River City Sports and Social Club (which has dodge ball and other adult sports), and runs lacrosse, field hockey and corn hole leagues, among other activities.

Grossman sat down with BizSense this year to discuss the expansion and explain why he hates the giant bubble that SCOR has been playing under.

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Bruce Milam
Bruce Milam
10 years ago

Three fields, huh? What are they doing with it next August? I’ve heard that the City has a user in hand.