NX Level training facility at the 5 Diamonds sports complex.
5 Diamonds owners are planning a new training facility
focused on baseball and other sports in the Town of
Auer/ Freeman Staff
OF WAUKESHA — After successfully building a destination for area
baseball teams with 5 Diamonds and an adjoining training facility
where National Football League players work out, owner Tom Kelenic
said he has plans to construct a second training facility in the
Town of Waukesha.
approximate 41,800square-foot building is proposed off Highway 164
at S52W24082 Glendale Road, near a veterinary clinic and kennel.
The Town of Waukesha Plan Commission will take up the proposal at
its 6 p.m. Thursday meeting at Town Hall, W250-S3567 Center Road,
and will hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning change for
said the existing training facility is about 48,000-square-feet
and focuses more on football training. It is operated by NX Level,
formerly located in Pewaukee.
of NX Level’s most famous patrons is NFL player and Pewaukee
native JJ Watt. The company specializes in performance training
for male and female athletes from middle school through adulthood.
NX Level, the training facility building would be owned by 5
Diamonds but would be leased by another company, Kelenic said.
searching for a business to operate its training
Kelenic said they are looking for a great company that can train
and challenge youth. Although the new training facility would
focus more on baseball and golf, patrons will also be able to play
soccer and lacrosse.
new facility would include four baseball fields, 12 batting cages,
six offices, a viewing area and bathroom/ mechanical/storage
total of 84 parking stalls are also proposed. The planned hours of
operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday and the
number of employees would be approximately four full-time or
part-time equivalent workers.
of Waukesha Chairman John Marek said he feels it would be a great
facility and good use of the land.
said they are hoping to break ground on the facility June 1 and
have it occupied by the end of the year.
able to train next to NFL and Major League Baseball players is a
big deal for the younger athletes.
think it helps them tremendously from a mental and physical
perspective,” Kelenic said.
Diamonds currently has eight baseball diamonds and the Waukesha
Blazers and Catholic Memorial High School’s teams play home
games there. Kelenic said about 480 different teams come from the
Midwest and all over the country to play on the different weekends
at 5 Diamonds.
addition to providing a place for young and nonprofessional
athletes, Kelenic said 5 Diamonds benefits the community around it
because its visitors go to local businesses for food and lodging.