The Warrior Athletic Club Board is happy to announce we will have a new facility that will be available to teams and players starting in July 1, 2018. As you may or may not know, our current facility located at 701 SE Frontier Ave has a lease expiring after the conclusion of the spring season and the owners have decided to not renew our lease. This presented the opportunity to evaluate new options for providing a larger and updated facility to accommodate our growing needs. The board began looking for a new facility in early 2017 and worked through several options, including:
- Renting and equipping a new facility in Waukee
- Acquiring land and building a new facility
- Partnering with existing organizations for space
After a thorough review and careful consideration the board unanimously decided to pursue a three year rental agreement (with two 3-year options) with Eby Investments for the use of a 4,200 sq. ft. facility located at 28657 280th St, Waukee, IA with an expected opening date of July 1, 2018. This agreement allows the organization to continue to offer teams the convenience of a locally maintained and operated facility that facilitates the development of our players and teams at the most economical price available. The new facility will have an increased number of pitching lanes with sufficient space, unlike in our current facility.
This was our most cost effective option that met our organizations needs and ensures the programs continued viability and growth in Waukee.
We expect minimal changes in what teams and families experience when using the new facility. We will continue to use our present facility through June 20, 2018. Beginning July 1, teams and players may begin using the new facility.
We are planning to hold an open house prior to the opening of the facility, so players and parents can see it first hand. We will communicate this date and more information as we get closer to the opening.
WAC Softball Board