Sports in Hobart


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  • Blastcamp Paintball
    During the Cold War, anything could happen. The US military's response to this reality was to ring every major metropolitan area with defensive missile bases that could launch Nike antiaircraft supersonic missiles at any time. The goal was to make attacking the United States so costly that the Soviets would not dare try. One of the roughly 20 bases defending the Chicago area was Nike Missile Base C-47, a 14-acre site built between 1954 and 1956. Surrounded by 8-foot-tall cyclone fences, the base housed three underground concrete bunkers, three launchers, five radar towers, a fallout shelter, and day barracks. Today, the Cold War is safely tucked in the nation's memory, but much of C-47 still remains. However, instead of military personnel coming and going throughout their 24-hour shifts, it's paintball and Airsoft players who creep along the 10 sprawling fields, simulating the warfare that luckily never occurred on the base. The terrain includes many of the original features?such as a mess hall, army barracks, and satellite towers, which host strategic meetings and midbattle naps. Referees enforce special safety rules for minors to keep games safe and organized.
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    563 W 600 N
    Hobart, IN US
  • Warped Sportz Chicagoland
    Established: 1999 Handicap Accessible: Yes Staff Size: 2?10 people Parking: Parking lot Most popular offering: Paintball and skateboard retail Pro Tip: We offer air fills, repairs, and build custom skateboards. Good for Kids: Yes
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    1523 W 81st Ave.
    Merrillville, IN US
  • Lynwood Roller Rink
    While watching the 2005 film Roll Bounce, moviegoers were probably too busy staring at roller-skating stars Nick Cannon and Bow Wow as they busted high-flying, acrobatic moves on the rink. With so much action on screen, audiences may not have had the chance to notice something slightly subtler—that the film was actually shot at Lynwood Roller Rink. Take one step inside the old-school facility, though, and the location scout’s pick seems almost too obvious: the rink's dedication to classic decor, such as bright-red neon lights and multiple disco balls, give it the feel of an untouched time capsule. But don’t let the vintage vibes fool you entirely—the rink also hosts new-school events, including Latin-inspired Zumba sessions on select weekday evenings.
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    2030 Glenwood Dyer Road,Lynwood
    Lynwood, IL US
  • Bettinardi Golf
    At Studio B, Bettinardi Golf technicians assist players of all ages and skill levels ? including such pro athlete clients as St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle, and PGA Tour player Brian Gay ? in acquiring the signature one-piece milled putter best suited to their stature and style. The experience commences with a 45-minute putter fitting in the lounge-style studio, where skillful staff members draw on both the precision analysis of a four-camera laser system and the arbitrations of the oracle at Delphi to unite players with the perfect short-game club. Customers then select a BB Series Bettinardi putter to take home and incorporate into their green jockeying, whether they prefer the classic design and plumber?s neck of the BB1 or the BB33?s pear-shaped mallet. With putter in hand, customers can outfit themselves for the fairway with their choice of a hat and a towel, useful for cleaning implements before teeing off and for improvising a bullfighter's cape to goad stalled golf carts.
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    7800 Graphic Dr
    Tinley Park, IL US
  • Play It Again Sports
    Since 1989, Play It Again Sports has been keeping sports green, recycling gently used athletic equipment into new-to-you gear. Products from brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Wilson make up each store's enormous selection of new and recycled gear, which is replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that range from baseball, hockey, soccer, and football to snowboarding, skis, ice skates, inline skates, kayaks, and bicycles. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. Knowledgeable staffers man each location, ready to answer questions, arrange gear deliveries or pick-ups, and even sharpen skates or wax snowboards. To ensure their stock remains robust, they also encourage athletes to collect their lightly used gear?including bicycles?and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.
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    5600 W 95th St.
    Oak Lawn, IL US
  • Richard'sbicycles.com
    Custom-built mountain bikes and hand-built wheelsets may be Richard’s Bikes’ specialty, but cyclists have frequented the store since 1910 to find road, cross-country, and freeride accessories. Staff pack more than 100 years of combined biking experience into the well-oiled gears that power their minds and match customers with premade bikes and equipment from manufacturers including GT, Schwinn, Mongoose, LeMond, and Klein. Richard’s carries a wide selection of helmets and protective gear, cycling apparel, and bike parts of all kinds.
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    11933 S Harlem Ave
    Palos Heights, IL US