Ecore surfaces installed at Spooky Nook Champion Mill

Located in Hamilton, Ohio, Spooky Nook Champion Mill is the largest indoor sports complex in North America with nearly 700,000 square feet of space for fitness and personal training, youth programs and summer camps, recreational sports leagues and other athletic events. Spooky Nook chose Ecore’s high-performance flooring to align with the complex’s multifaceted needs.

The new Spooky Nook Champion Mill was designed to host dozens of games and sporting events simultaneously, featuring a sports complex with a full-size outdoor turf field, 14 hardwood courts and 14 sport courts that span more than 200,000 square feet, and an athletic center equipped with additional workout space.

“Our decision to specify Ecore flooring into our Hamilton facility was influenced by the positive feedback received from our Pennsylvania location,” said Alicia Cook, director of membership and operations at Spooky Nook Champion Mill. “Members there consistently praised the floors for their exceptional performance, safety features and the added advantages of comfort and durability.”

At the sports complex, also known as Mill 1, the multipurpose sport courts feature Bounce 2 Motivate Class I flooring in a faux graphite color.

The outdoor turf field at Spooky Nook, which hosts soccer, football, flag football, field hockey and lacrosse competitions, was installed by ATurf, a subsidiary of Ecore. The field is a full infill outdoor turf system that meets requirements for athletic competitions.

The Fitness Center at Spooky Nook features wall-to-wall Ecore products specially designed to eliminate transitions between surface areas and types. The indoor turf areas include two surfaces – FlexTurf Monster in black and green and RageTurf Rally with a green sled run against the sideline – that enable athletes to gain traction and maintain stability without using cleats. These surfaces do not require infill.

The Fitness Center is focused on sports performance and athletic training, offering group exercise studios, a 200-meter track, member-only courts for basketball and pickleball, and a fitness area equipped with platforms, competition bars and weight racks. Tucked into the Fitness Center is a high-performance space where Performance Monster and FlexTurf Monster from Ecore provide incredible slip resistance, support and stability, and are designed to withstand the extreme wear and tear created by functional training and strength equipment. This area also boasts five custom inlaid platforms with the Ecore company logo.

In addition to the main performance spaces, Ecore’s flooring was specified in the group exercise studios, 200-meter track, basketball and pickleball courts, main fitness floor, restrooms and locker rooms.