Erie Sports Center Acquires Dormitory
The Erie Sports Center is expanding its facility.
Owner Troy Bingham has acquired the Pennsylvania International Academy dormitory on the sports center's property.
The 108 room facility is currently being used by international students who are attending high school in Erie.
According to Bingham, he plans to upgrade the dorms and other rooms throughout the facility.
"As with everything we do, when we purchase it, we like to try to elevate it to a world-class level," said Bingham. "There are some plans in the works at the moment to significantly upgrade some of the internal spaces within the dorms and then long term we'll be looking to expand them by going up or going out."
Along with serving students, the dormitory will also be used for sports camps and clinics and will provide a place for visiting athletes to stay during tournaments.
"Our goal is to use the dorms to help increase what we do in terms of development here," said Bingham. "More classrooms, more virtual reality components, more opportunity for kids to get educated and better development opportunity so all of that will benefit local kids."
The deal officially ends the Renaud family ownership of the original Family First Sports Park, which began 25 years ago.