The popular Newton County sports/family entertainment center, GameTime, will have its grand reopening on Monday, January 19. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. families will have the opportunity to enjoy themselves at the center, with free admission. The entrance closes at 4 p.m., but the activities don’t stop until 5 p.m.
GameTime has added more inflatables for the younger children, but it has also expanded its services to offer more entertainment to people of all ages.
There is now a teen center for sixth graders up through high school. There is also a multi-sport court where people can play dodgeball, half-court basketball, floor hockey...etc. Of course the batting cages are still there, along with some fresh arcade games.
During the grand re-opening, there will be stations around the center so that people can meet instructors and get information on every single part of the 40,000-square-foot facility. If you go around and hit all of the stations and complete the activities, at the end if you turn in your card you can win some coupons and you’ll also be entered in raffle drawings for a bunch of prizes. Some prizes are valued at $200 or more. And others are valued at $40 or more.
Before the remodeling, headed by GameTime owner Jared Zutberg, there were no arcade games, no soccer, no multi-sport court, no teen center and less inflatables.
There were no arcade games, no soccer, no multi-sport court, less inflatables, no teen center. ton of new stuff.
“The objective is, there’s no place in Newton County for kids or even adults to play,” Zutberg said. “There’s no entertainment facilities in the county at all. My objective is to make this where it’s a place that provides a good healthy, safe environment for kids and adults to be able to play.”
Play areas have expanded from using about 20,000-square-feet to about 32,000-square-feet. GameTime also provides spaces for birthday parties from ages one to 18. There will also be intramural programs available and leagues/tournaments for cornhole, dodgeball, basketball, floor hockey and more. The center also provides group instruction for baseball, softball, wrestling and soccer.
“I think it’s a shame that we’re having kids travel long distances – up to an hour – to have a birthday party when they could do it right here,” Zutberg said.” When teenagers want to do a teen night out they have to leave the county and now we’re going to be offering them opportunities to do it here. I’m really trying to provide healthy alternatives for kids to be able to have fun.”
GameTime is located at 9120 Wheat Street, Covington, Georgia. For more information check out the GameTime Facebook page or call up the store and ask to be added to email list if you want updates. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.