Spooky Nook Sports closes $3.6M deal for Lanco Fieldhouse

Spooky Nook Sports has closed on a $3.6 million purchase of the Lanco Fieldhouse in East Hempfield Township, a deal designed to help Spooky Nook better serve the youth sports market.

The deal was recorded Monday by the Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds. Spooky Nook also began operations on Monday.

The Lanco facility, at 1901 Miller Road, has been renamed Spooky Nook Sports Lanco.

In an interview last week ahead of the settlement, Spooky Nook owner Sam Beiler said the addition of Lanco gives Spooky Nook more parking and indoor fields. Lanco is about five miles from Spooky Nook.

It also will help Spooky Nook better serve growing sports and organizations, like PA Classics, a youth soccer club based in Lancaster County.

Spooky Nook already rents a lot of indoor field time to PA Classics, but space is limited and the needs are growing. PA Classics recently announced a partnership and merger with Penn Legacy, another Lancaster County club.

Beiler said the growth in youth soccer had a significant impact on his decision to buy Lanco. He believes the addition will give Spooky Nook the added field flexibility to support all space requirements for PA Classics and Penn Legacy.

Beiler also is focusing more on serving a growing number of non-sports users who want to use Spooky Nook for large events. Current work includes a $710,000 project to install a commercial kitchen and an event stage with sound system and lighting, designed to increase the complex’s event-hosting capabilities. The renovation is being supported by a $355,000 loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.

Jason Scott
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