Three parents in Denver’s northern suburbs have teamed up to build a $4.5 million sports complex, which is set to break ground this month.
The Courts Sports Complex, located at 11295 Washington St. in Northglenn, will be a 32,000-square-foot facility with wood courts for volleyball, basketball and other sports. It’s expected to open in September 2019.
“Currently, in the north metro area, there’s no facility around, other than 48 miles north or 27 miles to the west,” co-founder Dean Teuber said, referencing the Gold Crown Fieldhouse in Lakewood and Power 2 Play Sports in Windsor. “This community currently uses a lot of school gyms, and those are becoming fewer and harder to get access to.”
Teuber, who has lived in Thornton for 30 years and works for a medical device manufacturer, said he couldn’t help but notice the lack of gym access. He’s coached multiple soccer, football and basketball teams through the years. And his 16-year-old daughter plays basketball at Horizon High School.
Teuber said he and business partners John Wray Sr. and Christopher Porter started working on the idea for The Courts two years ago.
“It’s something that each of us individually have had in the back of our minds for years, as we have kids and grandkids in youth sports,” he said.
The three co-founders purchased 2 1/2 acres in March for $385,000. The Courts will have four regulation-sized basketball courts, a reception area, concession stand, trainer’s room and two-tiered bleachers running the length of each court.
The Courts will charge between $35 and $65 per hour for use of a court, depending on the time of day. Teuber said youth and adult sports teams will use the courts for practices and games, and the facility also will host its own tournaments.
The facility also will have 4,200 square feet of retail space, half of which already has been leased by Second Time Sports, a local used sports equipment company.
“By having a retail or commercial space, it provides a consistent source of income for the business,” Teuber said. “It’s a form of diversification.”
Integration Design Group designed the complex. Chamco Construction is the general contractor.
The Courts have received a $1.4 million SBA loan, according to public records. Teuber said he’s also working with the Adams County Small Business Development Center, First Bank of Colorado and Colorado Lending Source on various loan and funding efforts.
Teuber said he’s planning to hire 12 to 15 workers initially.
Other athletic complexes being built in the metro area are mostly tennis-related. Examples include the Randy Ross Tennis Center in Englewood, the Denver Tennis Park near Washington Park and the Parker Racquet Club.