Nation’s largest sports complex open for business

spooky nook

MANHEIM, PA (May 31, 2013) -Central Pennsylvania is widely known as Amish Country across the United States. Today Lancaster has a new attraction, Spooky Nook Sports, the largest sports, entertainment and events complex in the entire country.This modernly innovative sports complex is more than 700,000 square feet indoor sports and entertainment as well as 50 acres of outdoor space located less than 20 minutes from downtown Lancaster in Manheim, Pennsylvania.The doors are open as of June 3, 2013.  At the entrance to this expansive facility stands a 30-foot rock wall complete with an arch, boulder and crack climbing on the right side. On the left side is Clip N’ Climb, a unique climbing experience which may thrill even the bravest adults.

climbing wall

There are 10 full-length basketball/volleyball hardwood courts, six tennis courts surfaced in the same material as the U.S Open, AstroTurf ® fields for a variety of sports including soccer, futsal, field hockey, dodge ball and more. A full-sized baseball diamond infield, eight batting cages and pitching lanes offer training for baseball and softball players.

The fitness center overlooks the basketball and tennis courts and includes elliptical machines, free-weights, a cycling studio with a projection screen, group fitness classes, personal trainers, child watch and locker rooms.  The sports performance center area overlooks the tennis courts. This professional level strength and conditioning room includes five dual-sided power racks, two jammers, kettle balls, dumb bells and additional functional training equipment.

Spooky Nook offers a vast sport court area that may be used for a multitude of sports including but not limited to basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, futsal, martial arts, fencing, pickle ball, handball, and many other sports.

spoopy nook two

In addition to sports, the facility offers meetings, events, and team building opportunities. The Nook already accommodated several private events during the soft opening phase, which began in March. These events included the Irish Rumble volleyball tournament, the Lancaster Mennonite Prom, and the Women’s Expo hosted by Business Women’s magazine.

Spooky Nook Sports is a sports and events facility that also offers a family entrainment center featuring over 60 one-of-a-kind arcade games where the Nook can host birthday parties for kids.

“Spooky Nook Sports has something for everyone. We are a filled with every sport imaginable however; we want to bring entertainment and events to the community as well.  We hope our facility helps to build the local economy, brings patrons to area businesses and draws tourists to Lancaster County” said Marketing Coordinator, Stephanie Jordan.

SOURCE: Spooky Nook news release


  1. Their website is if you want to check it out Mr. Big. They have different pricing levels depending on what you want to get out of it. I think this is great for Lancaster County although a better location would’ve been 3rd & Linden Street in Columbia!

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