JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ-Adventure Sports and Entertainment (ASE), who is building New Jersey’s largest indoor and outdoor sports complex next to Six Flags Great Adventure has partnered with the operators of Monroe Sports Center (MSC) and Central Jersey Basketball (CJB) to deliver a new level of basketball, volleyball, futsal and many other sports for children and adults
In addition to its 89 foot-high two-story sports dome, Adventure Sports and Entertainment will boast more than 450,000 square feet of multi-use outdoor turf fields and 55,000 square feet of high-performance convertible hard court space for basketball, volleyball, futsal and 50,000 square feet of indoor artificial turf space.
The partnership between Adventure Sports and Entertainment and the operators of MSC & CJB, to be named Adventure Basketball, will combine the experience of MSC’s organized basketball programs and ASE’s next-generation facility that will provide local basketball teams, leagues, programs and camps with state-of-the-art sports facilities and to coordinate top-level local and national tournaments.
“Our goal with Adventure Basketball is to have professional level basketball training opportunities, host league play, local recreation programs and to attract major regional and national tournaments to the facility,” said Allan Proske, Chief Operating Officer of Adventure Sports Entertainment.
“The benefits of playing sports are much more than winning championships and obtaining college scholarships,” said Mike Klatsky, operator of MSC and CJB. “At all levels, playing on a team allows you to meet friends, build confidence, learn about leadership and teamwork as well as how to handle adversity.”
The operators of MSC & CJB have been serving the New Jersey basketball community for the past two decades, including creating the Mid Monmouth & Mid Jersey Basketball Leagues, which now has over 1000 teams annually in several different counties, as well as the Central Jersey Hawks, MSC Hawks, NJ Falcons and several other local basketball programs.
“The programs at Adventure Sports Basketball not only compliment existing basketball programs, it enhances individual and team training opportunities and allows for everyone to play the game in our domed, state-of-the art arena and family entertainment center,” Proske said. “We are still looking to partner with other Jersey Shore area programs and leagues at the local level while also attracting regional top-shelf programs to use our facility for high-profile tournaments, no program is too large or too small to become a partner with Adventure Sports Basketball.”
Proske said Adventure Sports is also working on partnerships with other shore area programs.
The partnership between the entities will revolutionize youth and adult basketball at the Jersey Shore, allowing for players from entry-level recreational leagues to top flight travel programs the same access to world class facilities and training.
“We are very proud of the fact that we have been able to provide thousands of youth and adult basketball players of all ages and levels the opportunity to play the game that we love with and against other players at the same skill level at the locations and times that fits all of our busy schedules,” Klatsky added. “This partnership with Adventure Sports and Entertainment is an incredible opportunity to expand these leagues, teams and programs into a new location at what will be considered one of the top facilities in NJ.”
In addition to the sports facilities within the Adventure Sports and Entertainment dome, there will also be an arcade, laser tag arena and restaurant bar.
Adventure Sports and Entertainment is located within Adventure Crossing, a $500 million, 300-acre project that will feature three hotels, a convention center, restaurants, hockey rinks, trampoline park, a retail shopping center, golf driving range, a state-of-the-art Multiple Sclerosis medical research facility. The project is being built by Vito Cardinale of Cardinale Enterprises, a Jackson Township based developer.
“Adventure sports will be a complete family sports and entertainment tourism destination hosting other top-shelf sports opportunities, including baseball, fastpitch softball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse and basketball,” Proske added. “It will also be the ultimate playground for local travel and recreation programs. We’re interested in talking to local youth and adult sports leagues about opportunities available to them here at ASE.”
About Adventure Sports and Entertainment
Adventure Sports & Entertainment at Jackson is perfectly positioned to be successful by having a state-of-the-art Air Supported Structure indoor facility and synthetic turf playing surfaces along with opportunities such as dining and entertainment options, locating on-site hotel options and placing the entire complex next to Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park.