Mega Indoor Sports Facility Coming to Southern Maryland

October 27, 2016

southern-maryland-indoor-sports-complexThe Multi-Use Indoor Sports Complex will offer year-round indoor facility options for training and tournaments at the local, national and international levels. In addition, there will be accommodations for business, cultural, and community based events.

The SMISC will be suitable for practicing and hosting multiple sporting and recreational tournaments including but not limited to indoor soccer, basketball, baseball, football, tennis, martial arts, volleyball, swimming, and track & field. The SMISC will offer a modern food court and social area with multiple food cuisine and retail options. Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) POC for the Southern Maryland region, Mr. Kevin Dade, stated “This indoor complex is what we have been waiting for … opportunities to host AAU basketball tournaments which will result in teams in the area and surrounding areas to get exposure on the higher-level platform”.

Dr. William Drakeford (Coach Will), CEO of the SMISC and a pillar in the Southern Maryland community says “I am excited for what this indoor sports complex will bring the young athletes and community at large”. Coach Will has led a number of youth sports teams to League and State Championships. As a scholar and University Professor, Coach Will is more importantly interested in devolving youth to be productive members of society. Coach Will’s childhood friend and former Major League Baseball player (N.Y. Yankees, Chicago Cubs), Alex Arias, believes “The Indoor Sports Complex is a wonderful opportunity … Its presence will have a positive impact on the lives of our youth”.

The SMISC is expected to generate multiple employment opportunities that will have a direct positive impact in the Southern Maryland region and surrounding areas. “In addition to providing economic activity, this indoor complex can also serve as a beacon for area youth that will align them with discipline, structure, and a connection to locally and nationally recognized amateur and professional athletes who are great role model” says Marcus Brownrigg (MPA, President Obama, My Brother’s Keeper Task Force).

The facility is expected to be open in St, Charles MD, mid 2017 and is currently accepting requests for expression of interest for naming rights and advertisers.



32 Responses to Mega Indoor Sports Facility Coming to Southern Maryland

  1. Tell You What on October 27, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Don’t build it in Waldorf, it’s going to be tainted just like sky zone is now

    • What? on October 27, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Sky zone has been open for barely a month. How is it tainted?

      • Tell You What on October 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm

        Being close to Waldorf is enough to taint anything

  2. Jack Wagon on October 27, 2016 at 6:38 am

    How about “Crime Scene Sports Facility of Southern Maryland? That’s got a nice ring to it.

  3. Sean on October 27, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Great idea, this way they don’t have shoot each other at the Movie theaters or the mall, just give them another spot to act like animals in Waldorf.

    • icantstandignorantppl on October 27, 2016 at 11:34 am

      who is them?

      • Tell You What on October 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm

        I think we both know the answer to that

  4. Nick on October 27, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Funny how you have to watch the video clip to find out the location of this facility.
    Just what we need,more congestion on 301 at Demarr Rd.
    All the new construction and yet nothing is done to address the traffic pollution!

  5. SMC on October 27, 2016 at 7:38 am

    what about capitol clubhouse? wont that be two sports complexes in waldorf?

  6. Anonymous on October 27, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Too bad this isn’t being built in St. Mary’s or Calvert. Nobody wants to go to St. Charles.

    • Anonymous on October 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Really? I live in St. Mary’s and go to St. Charles all the time. No problems whatsoever. Get your head out of the sand and get real!

    • Anonymous on October 27, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Yes WHERE IS OUR ICE RINK IN CALVERT??? Calvert and southern Maryland are in desperate need of sports facilities.

    • Reality on October 28, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Yeah, no one wants to go up there and get shot by some dumb feral thugs.

  7. Little Dookie on October 27, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Let’s see how long it takes the county to bail this place out like the Capitol Clubhouse. Us taxpayers got stuck with the bill on that disaster.

    • Rev. Al S on October 27, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Capitol was poorly designed… who builds 2 arenas WITHOUT any bleachers… no wonder parents don’t want to go watch their children play.

  8. Keepin It Real on October 27, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I’ll give it 12 months before it is infested and we hear about our first multiple homicide.

  9. Sr on October 27, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Noooo. We need something in st Mary’s for the kids.

    • Lou45 on October 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Right build it in the Park next to Great Mills so no thugs will be near.

  10. icantstandignorantppl on October 27, 2016 at 11:36 am

    SMH at these comments.

  11. Anonymous on October 27, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Negative ass people!!!! Get a life

  12. Fresh Prince of Bel Alton on October 27, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Who is footing the bill for this? If it is tax money then why isn’t it going in St Mary’s? Chas Co. has 2 fairly new high school with modern amenities & the Clubhouse rink. Calvert got the nice Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick. We have gotten jack in St. Mary’s. Putting something that sounds as nice as this in an area where the crime rate continues to escalate sucks. It won’t take long before it is trashed, cops being called there for fights/riots/gun battles & thugs hanging around all hours of the day & night, inside & out, doing shady dealings.

    • Reality on October 28, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Yep, that place will be a crack den within the first few months.

  13. JimBob on October 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    NOOOO Sr— we definitely do not want this is St Marys county. It will be a magnet for traffic and crime. Lets keep the ‘hood in Charles county. I moved here to get away from that stuff

  14. Rev. Al S on October 27, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Need more Hockey!!!

  15. Don Evans on October 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    i hear nothing but negative replies. One of the biggest problems in this county and any suburban town or city is that there is no where for these kids to play. you took all the boys and girls clubs refuse to allow parks to be built with the teens in mind. They don t want to climb a rock or slide down a plastic slide. they want to play basketball, soccer, baseball.On sub station road there is a large lot that has overgrown. The soccer club i am in is in dire need of practice areas. we offered to clean it up but were denied access. Thanks to the responsible party for building this and I will support it.
    As the state administrator for Maryland Futsal WE will all support it.

    • Anonymous on October 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      There is a public place for teens and pre teens to play basketball and other sports for free. Check out the Charles County community centers located at every middle school in the county.

  16. Anonymous on October 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    As a St. Mary’s County resident I see the complaints here from those folks are shortsighted. Those who complain about the Great Mills Road area being “infested” and full of thugs don’t live in the area and should not have anything to say. You don’t live there but you will judge … just like those who say Lexington Park is a slum and Leonardtown is the place to live. Totally clueless. I’ve been to St. Charles on many occasions and have not experienced any problems. Things will happen anywhere and St. Mary’s County is not immune … so get your heads out of the sand. Too bad the complex won’t be in St. Mary’s because there simply isn’t anything for them to do recreation wise (i.e. after school). The complex would be a great addition for quality of life AND economic development in that it will attract tournaments and visitors to St. Mary’s (SMC residents who don’t like visitors better smarten up because no tourism in the county means YOU will pay more in taxes to keep things going … your choice!)

    • Reality on October 28, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Great Mills Road is basically an unorganized welfare line full heroin, crack, and liquor.

  17. private on October 27, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I think that a Sport Center will be a good thing no mater where they put. What concerns me is that Coach Will is affiliated with it. Contrary to popular belief he is not the person that every thinks he is and truthfully he is much more concerned with winning the game then developing well rounded young men. He is not concerned about the emotion well being of our children nor is he concerned with there building the self-esteem of the little boys that he coaches. Most of the time it seems as if he is leaving his own NFL dream at our sons expense. Also following the rules is not one of his strong points either. Has anyone notice the group of NFL coaches on his side line every weekend. Clearly the rules state that there are to be no more than 4 coaches including the head coach. Even thought our teams have complained about the number of coaches he has on his sideline the league has done nothing. Apparently Coach Will and the league have decided that this coach doesn’t have to follow the same rules that everyone else has to. The sad thing about this whole thing is he to arrogant to even see the damage is doing. So I say that if he is in charge this will never work.

  18. Bereal on October 28, 2016 at 8:26 am

    WOW…PLEASE STOP THE RACIST UNDERTONES….I am a retired military officer from the south, and I’ve found more intolerance for people here than ANYWHERE I’ve been stationed. These kids NEED Something to keep them occupied. For those who are saying “HOOD” you obviously don’t know what “HODD” is….because St Mary’s (Great mills area) and Calvert really don’t have real “HOOD”. This area need growth and with it better road design,to support that growth. Stop being afraid of progress….ingnorance….a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    • Anonymous on October 30, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Thank u

    • Ross on November 5, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Very well said