We are thrilled to announce that Coppermine has partnered with Blue Ocean on the former North Carroll High School site (1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead, MD, 21074) to create Coppermine Pantherplex.
The site boasts a 60-acre footprint with baseball and softball fields, athletic fields and stadium, indoor and outdoor courts, as well as just under 300,000 square feet of multi-purpose commercial and educational spaces – including an 850-seat theatre for performing arts.
The high school, which closed in 2016, was recently purchased by Blue Ocean, a real estate investment firm headquartered in Reisterstown, MD.
Jonathan Ehrenfeld, Blue Ocean CEO, noted, “We are pleased to continue to build on our relationship with Coppermine. They’ve been a solid, responsible, and thoughtful partner at our Pikesville Racquet & Fitness Club, and we are confident that they will enhance the Hampstead community by offering meaningful camps, athletics, theatre and arts programming.”
Coppermine will bring its expertise in facility management and recreational sports programming to revitalize the property into a thriving sport and social hub for the community. Both Coppermine and Blue Ocean aim to work with local recreational councils and area sports teams in addition to providing improvements to the sports fields and athletic spaces.
Initially, Coppermine plans to build a new turf field inside the current stadium, refurbish the baseball and softball fields and add additional programming such as beach volleyball. Coppermine will also create a small-sided soccer and lacrosse park comprised of four turf fields, the first of its kind in the area. The Coppermine Pantherplex will also house sports performance training, physical therapy, and a sports medicine facility.
Other plans also include pedestrian pathways that connect all fields, facilities, and amenities, such as shade, seating, concessions, and restrooms, as well as renovations to the auditorium and gymnasiums.
“As a proud supporter and advocate for Carroll County sports and recreation, we are excited for the Coppermine Pantherplex to become an integral cornerstone for the Carroll County community,” said Alex Jacobs, owner of Coppermine.
This new location, combined with Coppermine’s existing locations in the area (Coppermine 4 Seasons, Coppermine Cascade Park, and Coppermine Sportsman’s Hall) will bring a plethora of programming to Carroll County and the surrounding area. For more information on Coppermine Pantherplex in Carroll County please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements!
Photo Credit: Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times