An article on indoor sports facilities in Maine and how owners keep their season
An article on indoor sports facilities in Maine and how owners keep their seasonal businesses solvent. Out of the Rough Indoor Golf Club in Biddeford, started by Chris Robinson and Mike Descoteaux, uses a high-tech golf simulator that draws customers from as far away as Dover, N.H. Kevin Barnett's state-of-the-art Portland Sports Center offers soccer and other sports. Bartlett's York-based Sportsplex Management Group, which has yet to reach profitability, also runs the York Sports Center. Scott Howard, who recently sold a 50 percent stake in the Maine Rock Gym in Portland to his father-in-law, takes portable climbing walls to outdoor events in the summer. Like some of the other owners, Jeff Blake and his wife Kerry, who started Rug Rats Climbing Center in Union, plan to offer kid-friendly programs in the summer. The facilities experience enough demand to justify their high start-up costs.
Smith, Taylor, "An article on indoor sports facilities in Maine and how owners keep their season" (2005). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3028.