It is going to be interesting to see what AMF or Brunswick Zones will close in the near future. My Brunswick Zone competes with the AMF center 7 miles from my center. My guess would be the AMF center is not going to be around much longer.
Well been almost a year and both are still here
A trend in some areas for sure. League bowlers have put a I'm Cheap sign on their foreheads, a red flag to proprietors looking to pay ever-increasing bills. Our league fought hard against a $1 lineage increase. Now we have laser tag, bar/grill
and all of that. The only proprietors that can afford cheap league bowlers are the ones that have owned their centers for decades.
Not a good omen for the future.
Well our center raised lineage $1 and I did not here one complaint from the 30 teams bowling in the summer league.
My Brunswick Center may be an exception to the rule but there has not been any drastic changes since it was acquired by BOWLMOR. One of the reasons may be the league participation. During the fall/winter leagues weekday leagues are almost a full house. If you add the lineage and money spent for food and drinks that adds up to a lot of guaranteed dollars for our 40 lane center. There is no doubt that BOWLMOR sees the value in league bowlers and as long as this center keeps embracing league play I will continue to bowl there.