The City of West Monroe, Louisiana, and Sports Facilities Companies have announced Jamie Johnson as general manager of their new sports complex, the West Monroe Sports & Events Center.
“Until now, we haven’t had a local venue large enough for major sports and events. I am blessed to have the opportunity to make an impact through sports in my hometown,” Johnson said. “I have big first-year aspirations that include stacking our calendar with a wide range of exciting events and sports tournaments. Our goal is for people nationwide to recognize and get excited about playing at West Monroe Sports & Events and visiting our city.”
Johnson is a West Monroe native and the co-owner of D-BAT Monroe, a baseball and softball equipment company and training facility franchise. He also spent more than five years playing professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers.
“We are thrilled to have Jamie on board,” said Mayor Staci Mitchell. “His leadership experience, customer service expertise, and local knowledge make him a great choice for our facility. He is backed by our national management firm, and we are confident that he will be a big asset in executing the vision of the city and providing guests with an incredible experience.”
The 112,000-square-foot indoor sports venue is slated to open in Fall 2023 and will become a regional hub for multi-purpose sports tourism and local programming. The facility is comprised of eight full-size basketball courts that can convert to 16 volleyball courts or 24 pickleball courts, meeting and event spaces, an open-air spectator mezzanine, and onsite concessions.