STOCKPORT SPORT LOVERS GET THE CHANCE TO PLAY AGAIN
With top class English football returning to our screens, Stockport sport lovers will
be chomping at the bit to return to competitive action as soon as possible.
And while it may be some time before grass roots teams are allowed to return to the
cricket, football, baseball and other pitches – there is a way for people to get their fix.
The Players’ Entrance, based in the Merseyway Shopping Centre, is an indoor
sports theme park arena with state-of-the-art simulators, replicating football shootout
outs, cricket bowling, golf, F1 racing, darts and much more.
When it first opened the venue was a smash hit with top class sportsmen
themselves, including cricket legend Darren Gough, several of the Stockport County
team and Premier League Darts sensation Nathan Aspinall who all visited after
hearing about the concept.
Now The Players’ Entrance is set to re-open for exclusive hire after the team carried
out a full risk assessment and ordered social distancing signage and sanitisation
Groups will be allowed to book the facility for up to 15 people for 90 minutes
exclusive play for just £250, and the venue has a partnership deal with McDonalds
meaning that a food and drink package can also be supplied.
Along with the entertainment, bookings will also have a social benefit with the
Players’ Entrance matching every booking with a free slot being donated to the
friends and family of Frontline Key Workers.
Founder Steve Mottershead said: “People have been in daily contact asking when
we can re-open because they are desperate to play some sport – especially with the
return of football and cricket in the UK whetting their appetite.
“We created the exclusive hire package to keep safe whilst giving them the chance
to enjoy the full run of the place and we have already taken several bookings.
“Everyone that books a slot will also trigger a ‘matching’ pledge from us which will
see a slot given free of charge to key workers to thank them for their efforts and
reward their friends and family for the sacrifices that have been made.”
Darren Gough said: “I loved the concept when I visited and it is great to see them
supporting the key workers with this re-opening – if I get the chance I will book a slot
Anyone interested in booking a slot, and supporting key workers in Stockport, should contact the venue on 0161 501 1775 or email your enquiry [email protected]
If you are unable to visit The Players Entrance yourself , click the link here on our crowd funding page and donate as little or as much as you can, so we can offer free use of the facilities to as many Key Workers as possible.