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Livonia Athletic District: The Heartbeat of Metro Detroit Sports Returns!

Welcome to the Livonia Athletic District (LAD)! This sports facility is breathing new life into downtown Livonia, proving that comebacks aren't just for underdog sports teams.
Photo of the Livonia Athletic District fields
Photo courtesy of Livonia Athletic District and PrestoSports

Livonia Athletic District: The New Metro Detroit Sports Hotspot!

When nostalgia blends seamlessly with innovation, you get the reimagined Livonia Athletic District (LAD)! What was once the beloved Livonia YMCA has now transformed into a state-of-the-art Metro Detroit sports facility, offering a plethora of activities and amenities to its visitors.


LAD’s Grand Opening & Exciting Events

On June 7, downtown Livonia echoed with cheer and excitement as the Livonia Athletic District officially opened its doors. The grand ribbon-cutting ceremony signaled not only the rebirth of an iconic building but also a fresh era for Livonia sports. Athletes and sports enthusiasts alike rejoiced at this impressive transformation.

And the excitement doesn’t stop there! Last December, the athletic district showcased a thrilling football camp with University of Michigan football stars Blake Corum and Roman Wilson. These two dynamic figures, leading the 2023 University of Michigan football team’s offensive performance, truly made the event memorable. Who knew that downtown Livonia would be the meeting ground for such stellar athletes!


Tenants That Make LAD Special

Speaking of stars, LAD boasts some renowned tenants in its massive space. You’ve got everything from the Optimus Barbell to JustPlay Apps, and even Kickstart Toddler Soccer!

Among the newest additions is the Optimus Barbell Sports Performance & Training Center. Whether you’re new to sports or aiming for a championship, Optimus Barbell ensures you get top-notch guidance. With world-class trainers, they offer the best in fitness, nutrition, and sport-specific training. As Todd E. McIntyre, MLD aptly puts it, “Optimus Barbell Sports Performance & Training Center brings a new element to our business repertoire.”


All About the Livonia Athletic District

For those of you wondering about the extent of LAD’s offerings, brace yourselves! This whopping 95,000+ sq. ft. indoor facility is the perfect solution for any pickleball Detroit enthusiasts, or indeed anyone passionate about sports. From three artificial turf fields to four pickleball courts, a six-lane course pool, and even a physical therapy clinic, LAD has it all. Whether you’re a soccer aficionado or a pickleball lover, this facility accommodates all your sporty dreams.

Oh, and did we mention their Café, Kids Arcade, and the spectator-friendly common area? You could practically spend your whole day at the LAD, catching a game, grabbing a bite, and then diving into some fun arcade action!

If you’re seeking the best spot for Corporate Retreats, Birthday Parties, or even Holiday Parties, look no further than the LAD. With its facilities and services, it’s the perfect place for tournaments, leagues, and so much more.

So next time you’re in the mood for some downtown Livonia adventure, why not make a pitstop at the LAD? For more information, make sure to visit www.livoniaathleticdistrict.com/. Whether you’re a sports buff or just in the mood for some fun, LAD promises an unforgettable experience. Come be a part of this community!


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