Tactical gaming facility Landing Zone Lancaster has set a soft opening date of July 14, with a public grand opening to follow in August.
Located at 403 Granite Run Drive, Manheim Township, the business is owned by Terence O’Conor, David Wood and Jeff Thornton — the latter a former owner of Warwick Township-based Atomic Design Inc.
According to a news release, the 22,000-square-foot facility "features an indoor arena for technologically advanced live action tactical laser games with state-of-the-art equipment and flexible gaming areas that can be reconfigured for various types of combat games" that are "similar to paintball and airsoft, but so much better and without the pain, mess or cost."
Intended for players ages 8 and up, Landing Zone also features private rooms available for parties or corporate events and an in-house cafe and lounge. Landing Zone will also host an outdoor mobile gaming service allowing customers to have "the LZ experience" at a location of their choice.
"Nobody else is doing what we’re doing in the Lancaster County area," O'Conor says.
The business will employ about 40 people, O'Conor says, and local companies instrumental in its launch include West Hempfield Township-based Socius Construction, Lancaster-based Tippetts/Weaver Architects Inc., Lancaster-based The Sweet Core and Lancaster-based Advanced Signs and Graphics.