SIMPLAY, Long Island, NY's new indoor simulated sports arena, nestled in the heart of the Hauppauge Industrial Park, officially opened its doors in early November 2015.
The ultimate in simulated sports, SIMPLAY's sports bays span 87 simulated PGA golf courses to football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and zombie dodgeball. Each simulator can be programmed to play any of the major sports plus carnival games, so players can try their luck kicking field goals, beating an alien soccer goalie, or working on their fastball. The simulators are offered on an hourly basis through an online reservation system.
SIMPLAY is also equipped with a putting green area for practice before, during, and after simulator sessions. The facility has a total of 14 HD televisions strategically placed so visitors will never miss the best professional games being televised. More than solely sports, the facility has a cocktail lounge and food salon, two VIP rooms, and a 4,000-square-foot venue room ideal for business meetings and corporate functions.
Converting the existing industrial space into a full-blown sports and entertainment arena has been a dream fulfilled for SIMPLAY co-owners Chuck Merritt and Chris Wyllie. Together, the business partners brought a competent and comprehensive skill set to the undertaking. Merritt is a principal of Hauppauge-based Merritt Environmental Consulting and has provided consulting services to lending institutions, attorneys, real estate investors, and property owners for more than two decades.
Wyllie, a former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L., supervised electronics and communications in the Persian Gulf before launching SEAL Solutions, his audio/visual company specializing in the design and installation of home theater, automation, lighting and security systems.
"Chuck and I shared a vision of bringing an unprecedented simulated sports and indoor country club offering to the Long Island community," Wyllie said. "We've worked hard and built the stadium, so to speak, and are confident the players will want to come!"