While most of our arcade expansion stories have revolved around companies like Dave & Busters or Round1USA, another Family Entertainment Center chain has shown that they are up to the task. That company is Main Event Entertainment, which just opened their 23rd location in Avondale, AZ on February 8th. This marks the 2nd arcade/FEC venue they have opened in the greater Phoenix area, with the first one opening in 2014.
For some details on this new location, the facility has 58,000 sq. ft. of space with the following attractions filling that venue with things to do: “Attractions include state-of-the-art bowling with 26 ice-white lanes accented with black lighting, a multi-level laser tag arena, and a challenging gravity ropes course suspended over a games gallery featuring more than 100 interactive and virtual games. ” Unfortunately I have not been able to locate pictures or a list of the games in their arcade. However, the typical pattern for a location like this is to have the latest and greatest games that the industry is producing, from both video game and redemption categories.
Also of note are additional plans that Main Event has to expand in the States. According to the release they put out on Play Meter: “The company plans to open new centers in Fort Worth, Texas; Louisville, Ky.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Cincinnati, Ohio, by June 2016.” So if you find yourself in any one of these areas, you have some modern arcade entertainment to look forward to! We wish them the best of luck in expanding their business.