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Coming to Peoria later this year: a pair of new indoor sports facilities. Located on Orange Prairie Road near the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex, BigShots Golf will feature a virtual driving range to make the sport accessible any time of year. The driving range will span across both floors of the two-story building—which will also contain an arcade, eatery and meeting rooms.

BigShots Golf is a developing project from area business professionals—including Jason Payne of Turf Solutions Group and Mark Petersen, developer of the Louisville Slugger facility—who wanted to see more sports and recreation opportunities in Greater Peoria. Additional information as construction progresses can be found at and on Facebook at

Also coming soon to north Peoria is The Yard—an indoor baseball, softball and soccer practice facility located in a 57,000-square-foot warehouse on Altorfer Drive. The Yard will feature multiple fields for baseball and softball, five batting cages and two soccer fields, as well as a conference room area and a lounge. Owner Josh Bellamy expects the facility to open in October, with reservations beginning in the middle of August.iBi