BATON ROUGE – Marucci Sports announced Thursday that Marucci Clubhouse Lafayette will be opening inside Surge Entertainment, a 54,000-square-foot indoor sports and family entertainment center. The tentative opening date for the facility is October 2019.
“Adding another Marucci Clubhouse in a baseball-rich area such as Lafayette was a no-brainer,” Marucci Co-Founder and CEO Kurt Ainsworth said. “With tournaments being played on most weekends in and around the Lafayette area, we have a good understanding for their love of baseball and softball. We also certainly know the climate and the importance of indoor practice time as well as the need for a specialty retail location.”
Marucci Clubhouse Lafayette will give consumers the full Marucci experience, including opportunities to demo new products and test new innovations, purchase products first and take advantage of membership exclusives such as 24-7 access to indoor cages and bullpens. The facility will also serve as a specialty retail shop filled exclusively with Marucci and Victus products that customers can learn about and purchase directly from Marucci’s seasoned staff members.
Surge is co-owned by veteran NFL quarterback Drew Brees, who shares a knowledge of quality products and love of the game.
“As a lover of all sports I was thrilled that we were able to have Marucci join us in building a family entertainment experience like no other in the area,” Brees said. “This partnership with a well-respected brand will only add to the great lineup of attractions Surge will offer the community of Lafayette! This will be fun for all ages and every member of the family.”
“We take great pride in providing a bright, safe, clean and fun environment that focuses on the entire family. We are so happy to be able to deliver this state-of-the-art center to the area,” Surge founder and lead investor Darren Balsamo said.
The address of the facility is 2723 West Pinhook Road. This will be the third Marucci Clubhouse location in Louisiana, joining Baton Rouge and Northshore, which opened in 2014 and 2017, respectively.
Stay up to date by visiting the Marucci Clubhouse website or following Marucci Clubhouse Lafayette on Twitter and Instagram @Clubhouse_laf.
Based in Baton Rouge, Marucci was founded by two former Big Leaguers and their athletic trainer who began handcrafting bats for some of the best players in the game from their garage in 2004. Fast forward to today, that dedication to quality and understanding of players’ needs has turned Marucci into an All-American success story. Today, Marucci is the Number One bat in the Big Leagues.
About Surge Entertainment
Surge is a fast-growing provider of family fun, with nine trampoline and adventure parks currently open and four more in various stages of development. Surge Entertainment is one of the newest park offerings and will provide a safe, clean and fun environment for all ages. It will offer many high-action features including bowling, zip line, golf simulators, ninja course, climbing walls, karaoke, arcades and a full food and beverage experience.