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North Charleston opens Lowcountry’s first large-scale competition and recreation Athletic Center

Mayor Keith Summey and City Council opened the city’s newest recreational facility, the North Charleston Athletic Center at 5794 Casper Padgett Way, North Charleston, SC 29406.

The North Charleston Athletic Center is comprised of three indoor gymnasiums for multi-use, as well as community meeting and event space.  The 51,000 sf, $14 million state of the art facility has been designed to host an array of competitive and recreational sports, including basketball, pickleball, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading, soccer, among many others.

For scale:

  • 3 full court basketball floors
  • 4 regulation volleyball courts
  • 6 full size pickle ball courts
  • 6 full size wrestling mats

“The North Charleston Athletic Center is the flagship of our recreation programming for our residents, granting greater access to a larger number of competitive sports, right in our backyard.  At the end of the day, it’s about giving our youth a year-round athletic center to promote teamwork, leadership, and wellness,” stated North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.  “This facility will be an economic driver of sports tourism, attracting regional, statewide, and national tournament play.”

“The citizens of North Charleston have asked for a facility like this, and I’m proud that City Council and Mayor Summey have delivered with the beautiful North Charleston Athletic Center right here in District 6,” stated North Charleston City Council Member Dorothy Williams. “This is a win for the youth of our community.”

“Our recreational programming has taken a huge leap forward with the opening of the North Charleston Athletic Center,” stated Park and Recreation Director Ed Barfield.  “We can now fulfill the countless requests to host large-scale youth events, while granting greater access for recreational play, from youth to adult.  The long-lasting benefits of a facility like this are yet to be told.”