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Sporting Chance Center - Volleyball, Basketball, Indoor Sports!

Sporting Chance Center is a 40,000 square foot, air-conditioned, indoor sporting facility, which features a state-of-the art floating wood floor that can be configured with up to eight (8) volleyball courts or five (5) full basketball courts, and can accommodate virtually any sport or fitness activity that requires indoor space. The large, central lobby offers comfortable seating and viewing areas for parents and spectators, five large HD flat screen televisions, and free Wi-Fi.

Southern Arizona Community Sports, Inc a 501C3 non-profit (SACS) privately raised the money to build the SCC in a partnership with Pima County. Once the building was completed (in 2013), it was donated to Pima County. In exchange and as part of the partnership, SACS operates the SCC for Pima County.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Where is the Sporting Chance Center located?

The Sporting Chance Center is located at 2100 W. Curtis Road in northwest Tucson near River & La Cholla. The facility is immediately adjacent to/shares property with Curtis Park.

What is the cost to use the Sporting Chance Center?

It is free to enter the Sporting Chance Center, but most of the courts are reserved by club and recreational teams.

That being said, there are some "open play" basketball hours, created for kids and teens who are looking for a way to be active after-school. A nominal daily fee is charged: $1.00 for under age 18; $2.00 for ages 18+.

What are the hours at Sporting Chance Center?

The center’s operating hours vary depending on the time of year and whether school is in session. Generally, the center is open from 3:00pm to 9:00pm M-F and 8:00am to 9:00pm on weekends. Special events and summer camps will extend these hours. Please call the center in advance to confirm hours.

Is parking free at Sporting Chance?

Yes. There are 400 paved parking spots. Some are covered.

Which sports can be played at Sporting Chance Center?

Basketball and volleyball are the primary sports played at Sporting Chance Center, but the facility can also be used for other indoor fitness classes and camps.

Are there restrooms at Sporting Chance Center?

Yes. Men's and women's restrooms are spacious and well-maintained.

Are there showers at Sporting Chance Center?

No. There are no showers or lockers at Sporting Chance Center.

Are there changing rooms at Sporting Chance Center?

Yes. There are two changing stalls in each restroom.

DINING

Does Sporting Chance Center have a restaurant or snack bar?

Yes! Sporting Chance Center has a small snack bar called Center Café. The current menu can be found here.

Sporting Chance Center has teamed up with nutrition experts from Tucson Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Public Health to encourage youth to eat healthier. As part of this effort, the food and beverage options are relatively healthier than fare normally offered at similar facilities. For example, you will not find soda, nachos, or candy bars for sale. The revolving menu includes items such as string cheese, trail mix, bagels, muffins, beef jerky, clif bars, subway sandwiches, naked smoothies, hummus with pretzels, tea, and coffee, among other items.

What restaurants do you recommend near Sporting Chance Center?

Try:

  • Angelo's Pizza & Gyros, 2410 W. Ruthrauff Rd (1 mile away) - pizza, gyros, salads, sandwiches
  • Chick-fil-A, 4585 N. Oracle (3 miles away) - chicken sandwiches, nuggets, french fries
  • In-N-Out Burger, 4620 N. Oracle Rd. (3.2 miles away) - burgers, french fries prepared in 100% cholesterol-free oil, milkshakes
  • Guiseppe's Ristorante Italiano, 6060 N. Oracle Rd (4.1 miles away) -pizza, pasta, kids menu
  • The Parish, 6453 N. Oracle (4.2 miles away) - fushion gastropub, southern style cuisine
  • Wildflower American Cuisine, 7037 N. Oracle Rd. (4.8 miles away) - sandwiches, pasta, fish, cocktails, wine, desserts

What grocery stores are near Sporting Chance Center?

Bashas' is just north of the facility at River and La Cholla.

Are outside food and drinks allowed at Sporting Chance Center?

Outside food and drink are not permitted in the Center. Exception: water and sports drinks in sealable, individual containers.

Are there indoor or outdoor picnic tables at Sporting Chance Center?

There are tables inside the facility, as well as outdoors in Curtis Park and immediately outside the center.

VOLLEYBALL AT SPORTING CHANCE CENTER

Which recreational or club volleyball teams practice at Sporting Chance Center?

The teams that practice at Sporting Chance change annually, but we have seen the following teams at play at SCC:

  • Arizona Premier
  • Arizona Summit
  • Club Cactus
  • Dig It With Sara
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • NYS
  • Rush
  • Southern Arizona Volleyball Academy (SAVA)

Are volleyball tournaments held at Sporting Chance Center?

Yes. Tournaments often are held at SCC on Saturdays and Sundays - especially between January and May.

Does SCC currently have any open play times for volleyball?

Open play is only offered for basketball.

BASKETBALL AT SPORTING CHANCE CENTER

OTHER SPORTS AT SPORTING CHANCE CENTER

What are some of the clubs and leagues that currently practice or compete at Sporting Chance Center?

Over 270 groups utilize the Sporting Chance Center facility for basketball, volleyball, futsal, training, gymnastics, and dodge ball. They range from youth recreational and club teams, Special Olympics, Charter and Public Schools, Adult teams and work groups, as well as organizations who host lock-in and athletic social activities.

Is there a way to watch LIVE video/footage of games played at Sporting Chance Center?

Yes, but it's not free. Sporting Chance Center and ProfileSports.TV have teamed up to offer LIVE STREAMING and VIDEO ON DEMAND of all the action at the Center!

• Day-Pass (48 hour access) $6.00
• Season Pass (available for 8-10 Weeks) for $40
• Or Get your HD video downloads for $10 each to keep.

Which events can be viewed LIVE with Profile Sports TV? (practices, games, tournaments, etc)

Any activity can be viewed on Profile Sports TV, as they are requested.

Can individuals reserve a court at Sporting Chance to play basketball or volleyball with family or friends? If so, what is the rate?

To start the rental process, fill out the online form under "Facility Rental." Once this is submitted, SCC will review the specifics and quote the costs. Rates range from $35, based on the activity and the participants.

What should individuals do if they would like to see a similar facility built in another part of Tucson?

Contact the Pima County Supervisor.


Have fun at Sporting Chance Center!

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