Mokena officials hear plans for indoor training facility at Velocity All Sports – Chicago Tribune
Mokena reviews a concept plan for Velocity All Sports to build an indoor sports training center.
Plans are in the early stages for Velocity All Sports to build a 32,555 square foot indoor sports venue that would contain two basketball courts, four volleyball courts and a concession area at 9000 W. 191st St., said village administrator John Tomasoski.
The sports venue would be built adjacent to the existing location, 9100 W. 191st St.
The plan still needs to undergo a review by village staff, the village planning commission and the site plan and architectural review committee, as well as a public hearing before reaching the village council, which has the final say, officials said. The whole process could take several months.
Village staff also need to ensure there is enough parking space for the site, said Matt Ziska, director of community and economic development.
Mokena Mayor Frank Fleischer said the concept is early in the process and plans could change several times before any final decision is made.
He said that any plans that reach the level of the village council must suit Mokena.
Board administrator Jim Richmond said the village is always ready to listen to entrepreneurs who want to open a business in town and ensure the business meets all Mokena ordinances and registers. in its overall plan. He said he understands that many children and young adults are interested in the type of business Velocity offers so they can train at a higher level to compete in high school and college sports.
Velocity All Sports bills itself as “the Midwest’s premier multi-sport sports training facility,” according to its website. It has a 60,000 square foot facility with eight regulation volleyball courts and two basketball courts as well as practice for volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, softball, football and track and field.
Team training and group classes are offered, and trainers have degrees in exercise science or kinesiology, its website says.
Michelle Mullins is a freelance journalist for the Daily Southtown.