After two years of planning, working with city officials and seeking out financing Marian Bowers and her company South Sound Sports Ventures, Inc. broke ground on its new indoor sports facility at South 80th and Pine Street on Tuesday November 8. The new facility will be called Pacific Sports Center and will house two indoor fields across 52,000 square feet. The project has not been without its obstacles, “We are glad to put the challenges of this project behind us; we are ecstatic to see this day come and are ready to move forward.” Marian says
The beginning of construction signifies a critical turning point for Bowers and her company. In 2006 she cut the chains off the doors at The Soccer Center located on Bay Street in Tacoma’s Dome District. Bowers took the once failing facility, made upgrades and increased membership by tenfold creating one of the most successful indoor sports facilities in the region. Simultaneously she resurrected the Tacoma Stars men’s professional indoor soccer team bringing back the excitement of soccer to the Tacoma area.
As her business grew she knew that the need for a larger facility with greater amenities for players and fans was becoming a necessity. She began plans for Pacific Sports & Events Center. Her intent has always been to keep indoor sports affordable for players while maintaining the service her team is known for in an efficient, clean and safe facility. In line with Marian’s original plan she will not raise prices for league play.
Pacific Sports Center opened for business March 10, 2012. The facility will not solely be limited to soccer; it will also play host to other sports leagues including lacrosse, traditional and flag football as well as baseball among others. Marian and her team are open to inquiries for other sports related uses.
Our Mission is to build community by delivering an inclusive sports experience to every player. No matter your age, style or level of play Pacific Sports & Events Center provides opportunities for you to get the ultimate sports experience. We deliver a safe and engaging environment for social interaction and community building. Commitment is vastly important in everything we do. At Pacific Sports & Events Center we are committed to our customers, our community and our business vision.