ClearSpan Covers Largest Indoor Pickleball Facility in the Country

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The Opelika Sportsplex in Alabama used a ClearSpan fabric building to bring 12 new pickleball courts indoors.

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ClearSpan Structures recently completed an expansive Truss Arch Building for Opelika Sportsplex as part of their $32 million athletic facility. The fabric structure is used to comfortably house 12 pickleball courts, so that players can enjoy the sport all year long and in any weather.

The pavilion-style ClearSpan building sits at 29,400 square feet and boasts extra-tall clearances, making it one of the largest sheltered outdoor pickleball courts in the country. The building is covered with a 12 ounce, high-tensile poly fabric, which allows natural sunlight to filter inside during the day, and is outfitted with supplemental lights to accommodate players who wish to use the facility at night. The building also features a helical anchor foundation that drills directly into the ground to secure the structure in place, while allowing it to be undrilled and relocated with ease if desired.

Covering the pickleball courts with a ClearSpan structure has been beneficial for the Opelika Sportsplex by attracting new members and visitors from around the country. The courts have been used for both recreational play and competitive tournaments, while also creating a tourist destination for the Opelika community and providing an economic boost.

ClearSpan buildings are ideal for bringing sports and athletic programs of every size indoors at a low cost per square foot. With no internal support posts, structures create a clear span of unobstructed space for users to play, train and compete, regardless of outdoor weather conditions. Natural ventilation and climate-sensitive covers also ensure that every athlete and spectator is comfortable under the cover of a ClearSpan building.

Since 1979, ClearSpan Structures has been the industry-leading manufacturer of buildings solutions, providing coverage for users in a wide variety of industries and for numerous applications. Structures can feature fabric covers, metal cladding or a hybrid combination of both and are available in custom or turnkey designs. ClearSpan structures are constructed in the USA with materials of the highest quality and are backed by industry-leading warranties, ensuring customers receive the reliable coverage they need.

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