York Stadium to get a 24-lane bowling alley and mini golf centre

York is getting a Hollywood Bowl bowling centre
16 Jan 2019 @ 12.01 pm
| Business, Entertainment

Some major new additions to the York Stadium Leisure Complex were revealed today.

And frankly, they look awesome.

The Hollywood Bowl Group has signed a deal to open a 24-lane bowling centre and an indoor mini golf centre at the Huntington complex.

It will also feature a bar, American diner and an amusements area. The mini golf will feature three nine-hole courses.

The centre will take up more than 46,000 sq ft at the stadium, in a deal signed with developer Wrenbridge Sport and funding partner Legal & General.

A spokeswoman for Hollywood Bowl – the UK’s largest ten-pin bowling operator – tweeted:

  • We are working really hard with the developers and we are excited about coming to York.

    We are estimating pre Christmas 2019. Exciting times ahead.

Regional appeal

The 8,000 seat stadium is due to be open this summer.

Bowling and golf are the latest leisure additions, on top of a 13-screen IMAX Cineworld Cinema and restaurants.

Andrew Ferguson of Legal & General said:

  • We’re delighted to see the York scheme come out of the ground and the space being taken by Hollywood Bowl lends itself well to big box leisure.

    Bowling and indoor mini-golf will complement the cinema, restaurants and stadium creating a family destination with regional appeal, strengthened further by the proximity to Vangarde Shopping Centre including Next, M&S and John Lewis.

An artist’s impression of how the finished York Stadium complex will look
The plans also include an American diner

And the deal means the complex is well on the way to being full. Ewen McLeod of Wrenbridge Sport said:

  • The deal with Hollywood Bowl Group reinforces how attractive the location has become.

    This is an important milestone for the project, which is now 80% pre-let and our focus is on overseeing completion of the build and letting the remaining space, so commercial tenants can start their fitouts by summer 2019 and be up and trading by the autumn.

Prime destination

And you can have a drink at the Hollywood Bowl bar
The Hollywood Bowl Group is growing fast, and is thrilled to be coming to the city, according to Laurence Keen.

  • We are pleased to have secured what will be another prime, high footfall destination to enable us to continue to execute on our new centre opening strategy.

    We’re delighted to be bringing both the Hollywood Bowl brand and our new indoor mini-golf concept to York and to be a part of this exciting new leisure development.

Get in lane…
The York Stadium Leisure Complex project is being delivered by the City of York Council, Greenwich Leisure Limited and Wrenbridge Sport with construction partner, Buckingham Group.

The leisure centre will boast a gym and fitness studios, swimming pools, sports hall, clip and climb and external 3G sports pitches.

YorkMix revealed a year ago that the first restaurant at the complex was going to be TGI Fridays.