Lost Nation West
All Pro & Lost Nation Sports Park score a touchdown in Lorain County!
Chris Haas, owner of All Pro Freight in Avon, and Lost Nation Sports Park of Willoughby, Ohio are pleased to announce the formation of a joint venture in Lorain which will bring a revised, more diverse sports facility to Lorain County and Cleveland’s western suburbs. The group will remodel and add several features to the former site of Brad Friedel’s Premier Soccer Academy, which will be renamed “Lost Nation Sports Park West”.
Lost Nation Sports Park was formed by Mike Srsen (CFO of the Cleveland Browns for 14 seasons) and Patrick Parker (CEO & Chairman of Parker Hannifin) in 1998. They converted an 80,000 square foot former airplane hangar into NE Ohio’s most diverse indoor/outdoor sports complex, featuring indoor turf soccer fields, fully automated batting cages, basketball & volleyball courts, virtual reality golf, a 13-acre natural grass soccer complex and an onsite sports bar/restaurant.
Some of the old Browns’ connection triggered the partnership between Chris Haas and Mike Srsen, as Robert Jackson (part of the Browns offensive line during the Brian Sipe/Kardiac Kids era) initiated a meeting between his two insurance clients. Haas said “the beauty of our deal is that we married a proven business model, an experienced management team and some potentially awesome facilities”.
Both partners agree that the raw material is in place to make the new “LNSP West” facility a regional sports powerhouse, including:
- Two (2) buildings aggregating more than 115,000 square feet
- Two (2) all new SportCourt full-size basketball courts;
- Four (4) all new regulation size volleyball courts;
- A new fully automated indoor batting cage complex featuring eight (8) “Iron Mike” pitching machines, both softball & baseball
- More than 30,000’ of turf area for indoor soccer (2 large boardless fields, side-by-side)
- A turf indoor mini-field for sports training & youth programs
- A full-size artificial turf outdoor field for soccer, field hockey, lacrosse & football
- Spectator seating enhancements which provide more safety and comfort
- Improved and expanded rest room facilities
- A full-size grass stadium field, with permanent bleacher seating, along with contiguous practice areas
- A huge fully equipped weight training & fitness area
- Onsite dorm facilities which will accommodate 40-50 athletes for residential camps, tournaments & other events