NOVI, MI – There’s a new entertainment complex in town and this place was one year and $10 million in the making. The Hub Stadium is now open at 44325 West 12 Mile Road in Novi at Fountain Walk. It’s located in the huge space which used to be Lucky Strike.
There’s no shortage of food choices and activities at The Hub Stadium, which features axe throwing, football bowling and a rare curling arena. Coming soon will be a big space featuring a music lounge and patio.
“I feel like especially post pandemic, we wanted to create a space where, not only can you get some delicious food and cocktails, but also you can get active,” Maria Hayden, Regional Director of Sales for the Hub Stadium told MLive.
Hayden says the goal was to give people the option of having new experiences each time they visit.
“We want this to be a social space where you can do everything under one roof. You could come one day and book a private event in one of our event spaces. You could come the next day and have dinner and on the third day you could do axe throwing, football bowling or curling with some friends.”
The curling arena is a rare chance to try the sport you’ve seen on TV at the Olympics without having to join a club. You can either rent the space with a group of friends or take curling lessons with one of the instructors. Curling instructions are $45 per person for 90 minutes of training from one of the coaches.
“It is a great team sport and great for people who like a lot of strategy,” said Todd Gault, curling coach at The Hub Stadium Novi. “With an hour and a half lesson, you’re probably going to be able to throw like a curling club member. Once you get over the initial balance issues and speed issues, there’s a lot of muscle memory. You’ll have the basics down. As you curl for a long time, you’ll get the strategy aspect.”
There’s two different types of axe throwing. There’s the one-handed kind which features multiple types of games to choose from. There’s also bigger axe stalls which are longer and use larger axes that require two hands to throw.
The bar is open for lunch and dinner featuring appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and Detroit-style pizza. The Concession Stand restaurant is open for dinner and features steak, chicken, fish, lobster and more.
The Hub Stadium Novi is open from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Mon., Tue., Wed., Thurs. On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s open from 11:00 a.m. – midnight. Sunday hours are Noon – 9:00 p.m.
Check out our previously live video of us trying curling for the first time.
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