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Tons of games at The Sports Arena

Photo Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Kimberly Te, Manhasset

The Sports Arena is an indoor sports facility that hosts private parties, sports training and athletic leagues. We knew about the Sports Arena because we went there for many of our friend’s birthday parties, played at open dodgeball night and also went to speed and agility clinics with our teams.

The birthday parties are fun because you get to pick two to three sports you want to play with your friends, eat pizza and cake and then play arcade games. Although we know a great deal about the place, we recently spoke with Adam Dichter, the owner and manager, who gave us even more information. Adam says the Sports Arena has been in St. James for six years and best describes it as a safe place for kids and adults to play sports and have fun. It is an easy way to get kids off the couch.

The Sports Arena is located at 620 Middle Country Rd. If you walk into the Sports Arena there are always lots of things going on. You may see a large group from a birthday party playing Capture the Flag on a huge, indoor open field, a dek hockey game, an organized basketball league game, or a batting coach giving hitting lessons in another area. There are also baseball lessons, basketball and soccer training, and you can even learn to rollerblade. The leagues are organized with officials, but if you just want to have some fun with friends they have Open Dodgeball on Friday nights.

If you are interested in hosting a party, joining a league or playing dodgeball the best way to contact the Sports Arena is by calling 631-361-9288 or by emailing them at


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