SOURCE: Ladera Sports Center

Ladera Sports Center

August 08, 2016 19:43 ET

Ladera Sports Center's Grand Opening Celebration a Success; More Than 1,000 People From Orange County and Beyond Attended Event

Elite Facility Is Now Open and Currently in Use by Local Youth Teams for Practice, Games and Strength Training

LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2016) - A long line of eager kids and adults waited patiently for an autograph from professional basketball player Tyson Chandler of the Phoenix Suns at last Saturday's grand opening celebration of the Ladera Sports Center, a brand-new, 63,000 square-foot state-of-the-art gymnasium.

More than 1,000 community leaders, local officials and families enjoyed grand opening festivities which included a mesmerizing slam-dunk performance by the world-famous TNT Dunk Squad. In addition, attendees had a chance to compete in basketball and volleyball contests and kids were entertained for hours at the kid fun zone that included inflatable slides/bounce houses. Free food and treats were also provided for all attendees.

"Being able to build a world-class sports facility on the last available parcel of land in Ladera Ranch is a true testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of our entire team," said H. Michael Schwartz, CEO and chairman of SmartStop Asset Management, who designed, financed and owns the facility.

Ladera Sports Center, which is solar powered and air-conditioned, features eight basketball and volleyball courts, noise reduction systems, superior wood flooring, ample spectator seats per court, 300 parking spaces, TV monitors on each court, ceiling-mounted volleyball nets, a student study room, free Wi-Fi and a café serving healthy snacks and drinks.

Ladera Sports Center sits on approximately four acres on Terrace Road near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Antonio Parkway in Southern California's Ladera Ranch. Several South Orange County clubs -- including Team Nikos Basketball Academy, Ladera Ranch National Junior Basketball, Prime Volleyball Club and the San Clemente Volleyball Club -- have already signed on.

In addition to the Ladera Sports Center, the facility includes a 42,000-square-foot storage facility with approximately 230 units operated by ExtraSpace Storage and more than 15,000+ square feet of office space for SmartStop Asset Management expanding headquarters.

The new gymnasium offers live webcast-enabled cameras on each court, which will allow parents and sports team scouts to watch games or practices remotely or buy recorded DVDs.

"I'd like to thank Michael Schwartz and his wife Holly because they believed in a dream to develop one of the top sports facilities in our country and now it's here, it's a reality," said Ladera Sports Center CEO Steve Williams, who manages the day-to-day activities at the center, including team planning and rentals. "The Ladera Sports Center offers the ability for club and recreational teams to have the same practice on the same courts at the same time, and the same days -- all season long and, most importantly, in a safe environment."

SmartStop Asset Management is currently seeking sponsors for the Ladera Sports Center from national brands and local businesses. In addition, Ladera Sports Center is accepting reservations for weekend tournaments and week day rentals. For court rentals, please call 949.325.6080. For more information regarding sponsorship, please call 714-202-6661, e-mail or visit

About Ladera Sports Center

Founded in 2015, Ladera Sports Center is a multi-sport facility dedicated to providing top-class indoor programs and events. The center enhances experiences by partnering with customers to facilitate sporting events, programs and rentals. The goal of the center is to improve young athletes' and parents' experiences and promote healthy lifestyles for both youth and adults. The state-of-the-art facility offers TV monitors so spectators can view live games from different angles, video recording during games and practices, and live webcasts that stream games across the Internet. Learn more at

About SmartStop Asset Management, LLC

SmartStop Asset Management, LLC is a diversified real estate company with a managed portfolio that currently includes approximately 57,800 self storage units and approximately 6.3 million rentable square feet. The company is the asset manager for 87 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada. SmartStop Asset Management is the sponsor of both SSTII and Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. (SSGT), a public non-traded REIT focusing on opportunistic self storage assets. The facilities offer affordable and accessible storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, they offer secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. Additional information is available at

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