NISE is being developed in three phases, starting with a Phase I that includes 350,000 sq. ft. of event space featuring two 96,000 sq. ft. metal sports venues of new construction and about 313,000 sq. ft. of existing mall space. This initial Phase will include batting cages, a fitness club, sports bar & restaurant, a microbrewery, 155,000 sq. ft. activity park and an outdoor 13 sports field complex. The Event Centers will also host sporting events, trade shows, conventions, concerts, etc.
Owner Zoran Cocov envisions a must see/must visit all-weather sports and recreation facility, for regular use by residents of the region, with enough scale and attractive activities to entertain visitors to the region. It will include both indoor and outdoor fields, activities, and attractions.
The Niagara International Sports & Entertainment Center, NISE, is being developed as Western New York's premier destination for team sports, athletic training and special events. NISE seeks to inspire active lives for all ages, elevate performance and create community connections through competition, conditioning and collaboration.
The Niagara International Sports & Entertainment Complex will transform a derelict 1,000,000-square foot shopping mall into a world-class sports and activity facility.
The developers project approximately 990,000 visitors to the athletic functions currently committed. This includes the athletes, coaches, friends, families and other walk- in event related (spectators, administrators etc.) traffic. This attendance number will expand significantly as more events (both athletic and non-athletic) are integrated.