Sunday, November 4, 2018

Home sweet home

Stride's new home
1130 N. Divsion St.
Carterville, IL

@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
I've documented the issues Stride Pro Wrestling has had with having a home base for nearly a year now. The company was born in March 2016 with a spot inside the Illinois Star Centre Mall. People who live in southern Illinois know the struggle that building has had for years and in December 2017 our last show was held in the facility.

However, the mall management allowed the Stride School to stay open and wrestlers were able to continue their training there. But we had to find other spots to host shows as we waited eagerly for the mall to fulfill promises made about being able to hold pro wrestling events again. Eleven months later nothing changed and it was time to find a new home for Stride Pro Wrestling.

That's where Kevin and Lori Jones came into the story. The couple owns a building at 1130 N. Division Street in Carterville. It is the perfect place to have wrestling shows and continue with the training facility. I'm excited to see how the fans respond to our new location. 

Our first show in the new Stride Pro Wrestling Arena is set for Saturday, Nov. 10. Bell time is 6:30 p.m. Please come out and support the hard work and effort that has gone into finding a new place. Thanks to everyone who has been there for Stride through the years.

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