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Incredi-Plex debuts new family fun center on Indy’s northeast side

Bumper cars are just one of the many activities available in the new family entertainment portion of Incredi-Plex.

In what General Manager Matt Quinn referred to as an “old dinosaur of a steel building,” Sports of All Sorts has relaunched as Incredi-Plex, a one-stop shop for everything a family could want from a day of entertainment.

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Originally conceived as a sports complex, Incredi-Plex is now home to a wide variety of entertainment options. About half of the 177,000-square-foot building is still dedicated to youth and adult indoor sports, ranging from volleyball to futsal. A recently completed $2 million renovation overhauled the remaining half of the building. Additions include an arcade, Euro Bungee, 24-foot rock climbing wall, improvements to the bowling alley and the construction of a full-service tiki bar and bistro offering dining service for all, and beer and wine for adult patrons.

According to Quinn, a typical Saturday during the “busy season” – marked by the winter and indoor sports months – can see anywhere from 1,500 to 3,000 patrons in the building at one time. This number is significantly higher during youth sports tournaments, especially, Quinn said, with Incredi-Plex becoming the headquarters of theIndianaVolleyballAcademy. Incredi-Plex is also home to the St.Vincent Sports Performance center, which offers sports performance training, athlete psychology and nutrition services.

Thankfully, due to the size of the building and a “fortunate choice in insulation,” Quinn said, the space is a mostly quiet environment, feeling more akin to being outdoors than inside an old steel mill.

  • What: Incredi-Plex
  • When: Weekdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (changes seasonally)
  • Where: Incredi-Plex, 6002 Sunnyside Rd., Indianapolis
  • Info: Visit www.incrediplex.com or call 823-9555

“We wanted to create a better experience for parents and adults,” said Quinn. “That’s why we put in the tiki bar, redid all of the seating and offer things like free Wi-Fi.”

Quinn understands the plight of the parents who accompany children to what can be day-long sporting events. Leather armchairs and couches can be found throughout all of the entertainment areas and the refinished six-lane bowling alley. Throughout the day, adults can be seen working on laptops or lounging comfortably with books while their children play a few yards away.

A portion of the renovation went toward replacing and adding a large number of arcade machines.

Located 10 minutes south of Fishers, Incredi-Plex offers entertainment options for patrons of all ages – and hopes to poise itself as a top location for corporate events as well, according to Quinn.

“It’s a great place to be able to interact with your kids and have a great time,” said Quinn.

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