Statesboro gets FEC

Ever hear the Allman Brothers sing “Statesboro Blues”?

It was a cover of a tune written in the 1920s by Blind Willie McTell, and it was about the town of Stateboro in southeast Georgia — now the home of Georgia Southern University.

The blues have disappeared in Statesboro, however, with the opening of The Clubhouse, a new family entertainment center that features:

• A 20-lane bowling area, featuring QubicaAMF equipment.

• A 4-lane private bowling room.

• Themed mini bowling.

• Miniature golf.

• A golf driving range.

• A Ballocity soft play area for small children.

• Laser tag.

• Batting cages.

• A full-service restaurant called Spikes Sports Grill.

The state-of-the-art facility is owned by Tony Ross and Darin Van Tassel, and is styled after a 1940s-era sports stadium. Design services were provided by Dynamic Designs, while Studio 41b handled much of the themed interior fabrication.