TO: Our Customers, Players, Coaches, Referees, Parents, Sports enthusiasts, Events attendees and Community supporters
Players Paradise Sports Complex Inc. will officially close its doors on Oct 31st after nine years of proudly serving Hamilton and its surrounding communities. We were honoured to host players, teams, coaches, families and schools, as well as other local businesses who participated in trade shows and events in the venue over the years.
We wanted to personally thank you for all your support and let you know directly that the Facility was recently sold to a Toronto-based real estate investment firm who approached Players Paradise. They were seeking an expansion facility and they found that Players Paradise met many of the unique requirements for one of their investment companies: Green Relief Inc. Players Paradise had many discussions with other groups over the years and always hoped to sell the facility to the City of Hamilton or another sports organization in order to continue programming; however, no offers were made by the desired prospects.
Some of our most notable competitions and memorable community events include:
- 2014 Stoney Creek Girls Soccer Team who won Gold at Nationals led by Coach Paul Giannini
- Canadian Olympic Bobsled Pilot Nick Poloniato who trained out of the facility and qualified to compete at the Sochi Olympic Games
- Players Paradise was the official indoor training centre of the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 2013 and 2014, where they qualified for the Grey Cup final both years.
- Grass2Gold Soccer Camp with Melissa Tancredi and players from Canada’s Women’s Olympic Soccer Team for youth female athletes
- Canada’s largest Easter Egg Hunt each year with over 15,000 chocolate eggs and over 1,000 attendees, with all proceeds going to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton
Understanding that this leaves the question of where athletes and teams will play this upcoming season, we have reached out to each of the Indoor soccer facilities in Hamilton and Burlington who all have stated they have additional training time. We have also advised our league players and teams of alternate options to consider for placement such as Wentworth Arenas, Soccer World Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Indoor Soccer League based out of Mississauga.
We will continue to operate our facility until October 27th and are announcing that we will extend our discounted summer rates of $95 per hour until we close.
Once again, it was a pleasure serving all of you at Players Paradise.