By Paul Maryninak
A major entertainment venue with ties to an auto racing legend is coming to south Chandler.
Andretti Karting & Games last month shelled out $4.9 million to buy 10.2 acres on the southwest corner of Cooper Road and the Santan Loop 202 Freeway from hotel developer Drury Development Company and DDC Hotels LLL.
Named after racing legend Mario Andretti, the company already operates three venues in Texas, two in Georgia and one in Orlando, Florida.
And when it opens either late next year or early 2023, company spokesman Stan Manousos told the SanTan Sun News, it will offer the same stunning array of hi-tech entertainment options, mostly focused around auto racing.
“We like Chandler and we like the area by the 202,” Manousos said, adding that his company is impressed with the access it gives to the broader Phoenix Metro market.
And, of course, “We like that there are many families living in the area,” he said.