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Contact: Fred Ewig
Premiere Sports Facility “Apex Sports & Events” Comes to Mountain View Park
(Hillsborough, NJ) March 8, 2018: Hillsborough Township is excited to announce the expansion of facilities at Mountain View Park with the inclusion of Apex Sports & Events, anticipated to open in 2019. Mountain View Park, owned jointly by Hillsborough Township and Somerset county, was created to provide local residents with year-round sports and recreational opportunities. Apex is perfectly complementary with the existing facilities in the area and will offer three (3) outdoor artificial turf fields as well as an indoor sports complex. The indoor sports complex will boast a fourth artificial turf field, basketball and volleyball courts, and a kids’ adventure area with rock climbing and other family-friendly activities.
“The idea of Apex started five years ago while watching my kids on the lacrosse and soccer fields. I was exhausted from spending so many hours each weekend on the road traveling to towns throughout New Jersey and the tristate area so they could participate in their sports.” Says Apex owner and local resident Gregg Wilke. “At Apex, our mission is to create a state-of-the-art unique competition and training facility for Hillsborough that serves the year-round sports and recreation needs of local families while promoting a healthy lifestyle for the community and assisting in the development of our young athletes. We intend to open the outdoor turf fields in the spring of 2019 and the indoor complex later that year.”
Apex Sports and Events will be a state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor multi-sport, training, and events facility designed to serve participants in sports leagues, training, skill-building clinics/camps, and competition. The Apex facility will offer three (3) outdoor and one (1) indoor full-size synthetic turf fields which will allow for regulation play in all long-field sports such as soccer, lacrosse, and football. The indoor complex will include a hardwood court area for sports such as basketball, volleyball and futsal; a team-training area consisting of various sports performance amenities including batting cages/pitching tunnels; a kids’ adventure area including rock climbing and a play climb area; mezzanine viewing area; a cafe and concessions area; multi-purpose rooms; team rooms; and other supporting spaces.
Rick Mantz, Director of High School Relations for the Rutgers Football Team and HHS alumni, comments that “The need for this kind of facility in Hillsborough cannot be overstated. Sports and recreation are vital to the overall health and well-being of our youth. All over the country I see communities creating facilities that offer these opportunities, and it’s great to hear that Apex will bring them to Hillsborough. Mountain View is the perfect location for this indoor and outdoor athletic complex.”
Owner Gregg Wilke has partnered with the Township to ensure that the facility is available to the community. One of the contemporary outdoor turf fields has reserved 400 hours of play time to the Hillsborough Township Parks and Recreation Department, free of charge. In addition, Hillsborough-based 501(c)3 organizations will be able to rent playing time at 50% of typical rental rates on this field.
“We are thrilled to have Apex come to Mountain View Park.” Says Hillsborough Township Mayor Gloria McCauley. “It’s going to play a key role in satisfying the need for additional sports space for our residents.”
Apex Sports & Events is the state-of-the-art sports and events destination in Hillsborough, New Jersey. From sport competitions to corporate meetings, this unique facility will have an atmosphere of fun and purpose, while facilitating incredible guest experiences for the local and regional communities. Apex Sports & Events will be a bold space for every champion. Additional updates to come as the facility develops.