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Major League Pickleball team facility to open near Salt Lake City

The facility is set to be completed in 2025

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Black Diamonds, a Premier Level team in Major League Pickleball, announced on Friday that they have partnered with GCTM Investments to bring a $25 million pickleball center to the Salt Lake Valley.

The Utah Black Diamonds Pickleball Center will be a state-of-the-art facility located in the city of South Jordan, just south of Salt Lake City. The facility will feature 36 pickleball courts, a 1,500-seat championship court with VIP box seating, two grandstand courts each with 500 seats, a full gym and recovery center with cold plunges, steam rooms, saunas, a café, bar and social centers, and a Pickleball central pro shop.

“This is a seminal moment in pickleball – for both the professional and amateur levels – to be able to construct and operate the first home base dedicated to high-performance pickleball training and competition,” said Connor Pardoe, owner of the Utah Black Diamonds and founder and CEO of the Professional Pickleball Association. “The Utah Black Diamonds are leading the charge in dedicating time and resources to grow the sport and advance the level of play for its professionals, and we cannot be more excited to bring this one-of-a-kind facility to life.”

A rendering of the Utah Black Diamonds Pickleball Center. Photo: The Picklr // William Raymond Communications

The Utah Black Diamonds Pickleball Center will be built by The Picklr, a premier manufacturer of indoor pickleball courts. According to a press release, The Picklr’s courts are designed with cutting-edge design and features, and allow for high level competition and provide a tournament level experience for players of all ages and levels.

“The Utah Black Diamonds Pickleball Center will set a new standard for professional pickleball with its state-of-the-art design and comprehensive amenities that cater to both the casual player and the professional athlete,” said Jorge Barragan, CEO and co-founder of The Picklr. “At The Picklr, we are dedicated to growing the sport of pickleball by providing unparalleled access and exceptional experiences. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to enhancing the pickleball community, offering an all-encompassing hub for training, competition, and enjoyment of the game.”

Construction of the Utah Black Diamonds Pickleball Center is set to begin in October 2024, and is expected to be completed in 2025.

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