An entity formed by owners of Boulder Indoor Soccer has acquired a property near the heart of Boulder Junction, and documents filed with the city indicate they're moving forward on a recreational sports complex for soccer and lacrosse.

BIS Holdings LLC paid $1.5 million for 3203 Pearl St., a more than 2.5-acre parcel of land that sits just east of the RTD station- and hotel-anchored Depot Square at Boulder Junction development, BIS Holdings officials said Tuesday.

Patrick Keane, a co-owner of Boulder Indoor Soccer and a partner of BIS Holdings, said in an interview Tuesday that the plans for the property have not been finalized. That decision could be made in the coming weeks, he said.

Coburn Development, on behalf of Boulder Indoor Soccer, filed a use review application with the city for Boulder Indoor Sports on Pearl, a 33,606-square-foot recreational sports complex that would include two indoor fields, office space, a spectator deck with a bar and cafe for refreshments, and one outdoor field to be added at a later time. The facility would be used for soccer and lacrosse, according to documents filed with the city.

"The Boulder Indoor Soccer team is committed towards providing a healthy and fun place for soccer enthusiasts to collaborate within the sport and help foster the development of players both young and old," officials wrote in the application. "The team is proposing to create a high-quality facility on the 3203 Pearl site that not only meshes well with surrounding uses, but also provides a new dynamic to the already diverse fabric of the Old Pearl District."


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When asked about the Boulder Indoor Sports on Pearl facility, Keane declined to comment.

According to registration documents filed with the state, initial managers of BIS Holdings were Keane, Edwin E. Taylor, Simone Smead, Peter M. Ambrose and Patricia Agatha Ammann, who all are also co-owners of Boulder Indoor Soccer. Brendan Chatham, an attorney with Hutchinson Black and Cook LLC in Boulder, is the registered agent.

The land acquisition comes in a year of growth for Boulder Indoor Soccer, which has an 11,000-square-foot facility at 2845 29th St. in Boulder and is developing a 25,000-square-foot facility at 795 S. Sherman St. in Longmont.

The Longmont Indoor Soccer complex is scheduled to open by Sept. 30.

In an interview with the Daily Camera earlier this year, Boulder Indoor Soccer co-owner Ambrose said the company had its sights on land in Boulder for an expansion but declined to disclose details.

John R. Beaupré, a broker with Re/Max who represented property owner Boulder Pearl Ventures LLC in the transaction, and John Koval, who represented BIS Holdings, deferred comment to Keane and the principals of BIS Holdings.

Prior to its purchase, the 3203 Pearl property was eyed by a local businessman who aimed to build the Boulder Sporting Club, a facility with indoor fields for soccer, lacrosse and futsal -- a Portuguese variation on soccer -- in addition to an outdoor eight-vs-eight soccer field.

Rodrigo Garcia, owner of Boulder-based Anderson-Garcia Construction, filed a use review application in 2012 with the city of Boulder for the development of the Boulder Sporting Club. Earlier this year, Garcia said he was in discussions to purchase the property.

When reached Tuesday, Garcia said he does not have any future plans for the Boulder Sporting Club.