Merrimack Valley SportsPlex is the sportsplex of tomorrow. While still in the development phase, MV Sports aspires to be the ultimate destination for sports, recreation, team training, individual instruction, group events and group outings.

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Facility Blueprints

To be conveniently located in Salem, just off Interstate 93, Merrimack Valley SportsPlex will feature a multitude of sport, recreation, and leisure components, with the core component being athletics and programs encompassing leagues, camps, clinics, and other events along with training. With close proximity to I-93 and SR 38, the facility will be very accessible to the local community and region. Additionally, the site provides for ample space to accommodate parking and potential future phases of development.

At 52,000+ square feet, Merrimack Valley SportsPlex will be highlighted by a 165’ x 85’ arena-style turf field, three 94’x 74’ hardwood courts for basketball/volleyball, and a challenge course for group events and corporate teambuilding. Additionally, the facility shall feature a concession area, an arcade, two meeting/party rooms, two changing/locker/rest rooms, two offices, and additional office space to be donated for local athletic clubs and associations. The floor plan will expose guests to a variety of sport and recreation options. [The adaptable court space will allow for cross court play for both basketball and volleyball such that 6 playing surfaces will be available].

Upon entering the facility, visitors will find a central reception area that is both welcoming and easy to navigate. A focal point within the facility will be the multi-story ropes course and leadership center, which will be visible upon entry and from almost anywhere within the structure. Once players hit the sports areas, they will find that the top-grade synthetic turf and natural hardwood floors provide for ideal playing conditions for soccer, lacrosse, football, basketball, and volleyball. Over each playing surface will be high-quality overhead lighting systems to make participating and watching games a pleasant experience. Facility patrons will also appreciate the cleanliness of the restrooms and their convenient central location within the facility. A quality concessions stand will offer guests a variety of food and beverage options at Merrimack Valley SportsPlex.

A highlight of the facility will be the High Ropes Challenge Course. This unique and visually attractive component features bridges, rope swings, and zip lines. The concessions, as well as the arcade, will be located within clear eyesight of the arrival area and create an exciting and energetic entrance into the facility. The meeting/party rooms will be located on the second level to provide a unique bird’s-eye view of the playing surfaces during parties and/or seclusion from the lower-level events if desired. The open court layout with will create an environment where parents with more than one child playing at a time will find watching “two games at once” a convenient possibility.