NORMAN — HeyDay Entertainment has plans for a nearly $9 million expansion that includes a two-level, 24-lane bowling alley at Interstate 35 and Indian Hills Road.
The Lanes at HeyDay will include 16 bowling lanes and four private party rooms on the lower level, and eight bowling lanes and three private rooms on the upper level, along with an upscale lounge with a fireplace, island bar, televisions and games.
The expansion will give the Norman entertainment venue owned and operated by Norman residents Brad and Keri Little and Trey and Tracey Bates about 42,000 square feet of indoor space, in addition to the existing 18-hole miniature golf course outside.
“It's exciting to bring this unique kind entertainment option to our community, something you would have to travel to Dallas, or the East or West coasts to find,” Brad Little said.
HeyDay also will remodel much of its existing facility at 3201 Market Place in Norman. Because of the renovations, the entertainment venue will shut down for two weeks in fall 2014.
When completed, the entertainment venue will boost its indoor seating capacity from 135 people to 450.
The entertainment venue also will more than double its number of employees from 45 to 125.
HeyDay's owners researched similar entertainment facilities across the country for two years before launching their expansion plans.
“We are extremely proud to bring an upscale, entertainment venue to the local area,” Bates said. “Many, many months of work have gone into this project.”
Moore architect Shane LaBeth of Cornerstone Architecture designed the expanded HeyDay entertainment center. LaBeth has designed several bowling venues throughout the United States over the past five years.
Oklahoma City-based Miller-Tippens Construction will serve as the general contractor and builder for the project. First American Bank of Purcell is providing financing for the expansion.