Manoj Shah, 48, is one of the owners of the Tri-City Sports Complex, located on Garfield Road in Auburn, just south of the US-10 freeway. The complex features a very visible air-inflated dome that that covers 72,500 square feet. It’s 65 feet high in the middle and 47 feet tall on the sides. Under the dome is an artificial turf surface the size of a football field. The turf is FIFA-two certified meaning premiere soccer teams from Europe could practice and play on the surface.
The complex is used by teams for practices and games. Sports include football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and soccer. You can also hit golf balls there. Users come from the Great Lakes Bay Region and from Traverse City and Ohio. Shah and his wife, Robbyn, have four kids, ages 12 to 8, including a set of twins. She’s a teacher in Farwell. Shah’s a graduate of Farmington High School. He earned a bachelor’s in business from Michigan State and an M.B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago.