Expansion Ahead For Main Event Entertainment

7 new centers to open by summer 2016

Aug 14, 2015, 09:00 ET from Main Event Entertainment

DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment, the fastest-growing bowling-anchored entertainment center chain in America, soon will double the number of states in which it does business, bringing its Eat.Bowl.Play. experience to five new states.

The company has selected sites for Main Event Entertainment centers in Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; West Chester, Ohio; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Independence, Missouri. Main Event will also expand its presence in two states with new locations in Fort Worth, Texas, and Avondale, Arizona. All seven centers are slated to open by summer 2016.

"Main Event is growing at a rapid pace, and 2016 is shaping up to be a milestone year," said Main Event CEO Charlie Keegan. "We will open a record number of our centers and bring Main Event's unique blend of active entertainment and upscale food and beverage options to new markets."

The new centers are part of Main Event's development plan that calls for aggressive growth in carefully researched markets in the Sunbelt, Southeast and Midwest. The company has announced plans to open an additional eight new centers in its 2017 fiscal year.

"Families and singles are looking for a new, highly interactive entertainment experience, and we believe this demand will only continue to grow," said Keegan.

With centers ranging from 48,000 to 75,000 square feet, Main Event offers a state-of-the-art bowling experience with more than 20 lanes, a multi-level laser tag arena and a challenging gravity ropes course suspended over a games gallery, which features more than 100 interactive and virtual games. Dining options feature a chef-inspired menu, specialty pizzas, a full bar serving innovative cocktails, wines and craft and local beers, and catering for corporate and group events. 

With each new center, Main Event hires more than 100 team members for management, sales, technical services and food and beverage positions. Candidates experienced in casual dining, hospitality, family entertainment and retail management are encouraged to apply. Applications are now being accepted at www.mainevent.com/careers.

Main Event currently operates 20 entertainment centers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Georgia and Illinois.

About Main Event Entertainment

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment is a top destination for people ready to play! Its unique "Eat.Bowl.Play." experience features state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, high ropes adventure courses, billiards, and interactive and virtual video games, with dining experiences ranging from fast-casual to fine dining and creative cocktails, beer and wine. Founded in 1998, the rapidly growing subsidiary of Ardent Leisure Group (ASX: AAD) of Australia turns ordinary days into memories at 20 U.S. family entertainment centers. Corporations, individuals and families consistently rank the centers "Best Place to Bowl" and "Best Party Place." For more information, visit mainevent.com.

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