MISSOULA – Playing sports in Montana year round isn’t the easiest thing to do, but a new facility in Missoula is set to change that.
The Sports Barn is a new company providing indoor turf time for adults and children. The system has accessories for football, corn holes, spikeballs and much more.
For co-owners Ryan and Amy Hanavan, the launch is a dream come true.
“My wife, Amy, has a background as a unit manager. I’ve coached youth, high school and college sports for over 20 years and we’ve always had this kind of passion where we want to provide opportunities not just for children but also for adults, “said Ryan Hanavan.” We want it to be affordable Create options for everyone so that everyone can come in and play along. ”
The Sports Barn is close to the end of a first phase of construction, but soccer and lacrosse leagues are already underway and are using the lawn. A flag football league is in the works.
“Our construction work is ongoing, but we can still bring children here and let them play, and adults too,” said Hanavan.
The Sports Barn has a light or dark mode. For birthday parties or just for a kick, the garage door is closed and LED lights are turned on for fun in the dark.
“[It’s] a way to imagine how to use the space and how to involve people and how to give them something affordable that they can just have fun with. We are very pleased, ”said Hanavan.
The company wants to celebrate a grand opening in a few weeks. At the moment they are building golf simulators at a professional level.
“You can play golf all year round, which is a luxury we just don’t get in Montana,” Andrew Calabro, golf and lacrosse specialist for The Sports Barn, told MTN News.
GCHawk technology features high-speed cameras that track club head and ball speed, launch angle, and more to create ball flight during play. Game statistics are displayed on a television similar to bowling.
“It will allow you to play courses you would probably never play, like Pebble Beach,” said Calabro.
PGA level technology gives golfers the opportunity to improve their game.
“Hitting a driving range is special and a lot of people are building their golf game there, but when you really see the stats and especially how many stats and all that these machines can tell you about your swing, it really opens up the possibility to lose a few strokes on your game, but really start figuring out what parts of your game need to be worked on, ”said Calabro.
The Sports Barn family team plans to add more activities like batting cages or a putting green in the future.
For information on their league plans, party rates and open play, visit their website here.