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Runzos: Outdoor sports courts open at new campus in Gretna

Runzos Outdoor Sports Courts is the newest facility to open in Gretsna, where it will be the home of indoor and outdoor sports and recreation.

The Gretsnans’ outdoor sports court, which opened in December 2015, is the first indoor facility for indoor sports in the country.

Runzos is located just east of the old Gretnans Arena and is open to the public for private events. 

“We’ve got the facilities to accommodate everything you want in your sport, and we’ve got a great facility,” Gretnas Mayor John C. Brown said. 

Gretnas Athletic Association Executive Director Bill Brown said Runzos was a “huge plus” for the town, and the new facility will be “very close to Gretnsons main entertainment center, the Arena.” 

The new facility has a capacity of 4,000 to 5,000 spectators, Brown said, and will feature indoor and out-of-doors sports including golf, basketball, volleyball, tennis, volleyball and baseball. 

In addition to the indoor and sports courts, Runzos also has a gym and weight room. 

Runzos was the first outdoor facility for the city to open, in 2016.

The facility opened in the early 1990s, and was closed in 2015 when it was demolished. 

The facility is located at 11200 Gresham Road, which is adjacent to the Gretsnsons Arena.