The nZone, operated by in , will serve as a community and worship center, open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The 84,000 square foot space will offer:
- Three indoor turf fields
- Two basketball courts
- Multi-purpose room (named the Keg Room) for parties, workshops, meetings or classes
- Athlete performace training area
- Fitness center with child care and several membership options
- Contemporary worship center on Sunday mornings
"Why would a church do something like this? We get that question a lot," Brett Andrews, founder and lead minister of New Life Christian Church said in a press release.
"The answer is this: we exist to serve others. So, we invested in a building that would serve our community’s needs and be busy seven days a week," said Andrews.
"So, at the nZone, you’ll find everything you would expect at a recreation and sports facility – soccer, lacrosse, basketball and volleyball league play, fitness classes and boot camps, Karate, sports clinics, dance classes, athlete training – but you’ll also find tutoring sessions for students, support for struggling marriages and a safe place for youth to hang out after school.”
The is free to the public and will take place on Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every adult that attends will receive a free one-month membership to the fitness center.
The celebration will include:
- Open play on turf fields and basketball courts
- Free food
- Moon bounces
- Musical performances by local high school students
- Free giveaways
- Prize drawings for an iPad, Kindle Fire and tickets to Redskins, Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and DC United games
- Appearances by professional football, basketball and soccer celebrities, including Darrell Green and Evan Royster
To RSVP for the event, please visit thenzone.com.