Bell Bank Park in Mesa kicks off debut week with community open house on Friday

Jan 6, 2022, 4:15 AM | Updated: 12:00 pm
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PHOENIX — People can get a look at Bell Bank Park, Mesa’s new 320-acre sports and entertainment complex, with a free community open house on Friday.

Taking place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the facility located at Ellsworth and Pecos roads near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, those who attend the open house can explore the park, play games, listen to music and enjoy family activities.

Among the activities available are hot air balloon rides, animal rides, train rides, face painters, balloon artists, jugglers, aerialists and a BMX Impact Street Show, according to a press release.

The band Simply Three will perform at 5 p.m., followed by Duane Moore & Mogollon at 7 p.m.

The community open house serves as a kick-off to a weekend of competitions and tournaments taking place at the complex, including basketball, soccer and volleyball tournaments, as well as a dance competition with more than 250 participants from across the country.

More information about the competitions and tournaments can be found online, with tickets costing $5 each. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Bell Bank Park ticket office.

The complex, which began construction in September 2020, features a 3,000 seat outdoor stadium, a 2,800 seat indoor arena and an eSports arena, along with 57 indoor volleyball courts, 41 pickleball courts, 22 futsal courts, 20 basketball courts, 12 beach volleyball courts and eight baseball/softball fields.

There is also a 17,000-square-foot restaurant and bar, a 2.7-acre great lawn for concerts and events, a 400-foot zip line, a family fitness center, a kids play center, an obstacle course racing park and spaces for gymnastics, dance and cheer.

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Bell Bank Park in Mesa kicks off debut week with community open house on Friday