West Des Moines' rec center to have basketball courts, esports, more | RopSport

West Des Moines’ rec center to have basketball courts, esports, more


Correction: An earlier version of this story contained an error. Des Moines University, not DMACC, will have a physical therapy clinic in the RecPlex.

The only limit to West Des Moines’ massive new MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex is the imagination.

Inside the $45 million, 300,000-square-foot building at 6500 Grand Ave., are four basketball courts, three pickleball courts, one full-size indoor soccer field, an esports center and two ice rinks. But the facility isn’t limited to just those sports — nearly every surface can be re-purposed for a different activity.

The indoor turf field can become a 90-yard football field, three smaller-sized soccer fields, two softball fields or a space for families to set up chairs and have a movie night. Next door, three basketball courts can be converted into six volleyball courts.

Inside the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex in West Des Moines, on Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2021. The Hy-Vee Fieldhouse has four full-size basketball courts or eight full-size volleyball courts. It can also accommodate batting cages, pickleball, and a soccer field-sized indoor turf area.

At the other end of the building, a small grass area has space for four batting cages — that descend from the ceiling when in use. It can be used as a small baseball or softball practice area, or as room to play kickball or do taekwondo.

Even the main ice rink can be converted from its smooth, icy surface into a 20,000-square-foot event space that can accommodate up to 2,500 people. 


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