AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – It hasn’t even been open for two years and now the Agawam YMCA is closing. The YMCA of Greater Springfield said the facility has suffered ongoing financial losses.
The “Y” opened in the fall of 2014, and since then, only 550 people have signed up; not enough to break even. The company CEO Scott Berg said many of those members are sad to see it go.
“Members of the Agawam YMCA, obviously it’s an emotional situation,” said Berg. “There’s going to be some hurt from members because of their enjoyment using the facility.”
The Agawam “Y” cost about $400,000 to build; it’s currently being leased. Taxpayer dollars were not used to construct it.
The facility will close at the end of May. Any current members will receive a free 3 month membership to a different YMCA location.