USL Championship’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC has announced plans to build a health and sports complex in Coraopolis, Pa, part of a partnership with Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network (AHN).
Scheduled to be constructed in two phases and fully completed in 2021, the AHN Montour Health and Sports Medicine Center will serve as the training center for Riverhounds SC and the home base for the Riverhounds Development Academy. The facility will be one of the largest of its kind in the country and one of the very few with an onsite medical facility. In addition, this 78-acre complex will be the only one of its kind in western Pennsylvania.
With the RDA now wraining more than 5,000 youth soccer players between the ages of 4-18 years old annually, the Riverhounds Academy will benefit primarily from the new development as it faces rapidly growing demand.
“I would like to thank Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network for partnering with us to construct this marvelous facility,” Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Owner and complex developer Tuffy Shallenberger said. “This facility will not only be beneficial to our professional team and Academy, but to thousands of kids across western Pennsylvania who are involved with athletics. It is with great pride we are building this complex and look forward to the positive impact it will have from youth to professional athletics in our region.”
The AHN Montour Health and Sports Medicine Center will be comprised of 10 turfed FIFA regulation-sized soccer and multipurpose fields, including two full-sized indoor fields, in addition to a 20,000-square-foot AHN medical facility that will offer a comprehensive range of clinical programs, such as orthopaedic and sports medicine services, physical and occupational therapy, a concussion diagnosis and management program, and sports performance training. Easily accessible from and in proximity to Interstate 79, the medical facility will also include walk-in primary care with extended hours seven days a week.
The first of two phases of construction phases is scheduled to begin in summer 2020 and will include the AHN medical facility and an attached indoor soccer field, summing approximately 152,000 square feet. The second phase will add the additional athletic fields. Two of these outdoor soccer fields are already completed and in use.
AHN’s medical facility will include state-of-the-art sports performance and recovery equipment, including the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill, a Cryo-Sauna, a Dynavision Visumotor System, Recovery Pump Compression Boots, and a Vibration Drum and Platform.
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