Our Story – The Need for Practice Facilities

For the past 10 years, Mark Lipson has coached his kids’ various sports teams, mostly their baseball and softball teams. Each year he has found it more and more difficult to find adequate practice space for these teams, both indoor gym space when the weather is bad, and even outdoor fields. In addition to this conundrum, his kids and their friends who participate in sports like soccer, and would like to have a place a bit more local.

As a result, Performance FieldHouse was built! Conveniently located at 1027 E. Michigan Avenue in Paw Paw, Michigan, this is a great place for your sports and wellness needs.

Performance FieldHouse is currently starting to take reservations for both indoor and outdoor facilities to be used this Spring 2020 and beyond. Check out our availability calendar to see when your team can come practice at our facility.

If you would be interested in taking a tour or learning more, please contact us.

Performance FieldHouse Fulfilling the Need for Indoor Practice Facilities

The Legend Behind PFH

Residents of Southwest Michigan may remember Mitchell’s Tavern on the edge of downtown Paw Paw, Michigan. Gene Mitchell sold Mitchell’s Tavern in the early 2000’s, and the sports bar was renamed Legends. Legend’s Sports Bar & Grille was a happening hub for baseball and softball players using the fields out back.

In 2016 Performance FieldHouse purchased the property and demolished the bar and restaurant, making way for our $1.6 million sports facility. We worked at taking down the former building with a couple of sledgehammers in 2016 until we gave up and called in the large machinery at Lounsbury Excavating.

For the nostalgic, the athletic fields are still out back and Gene Mitchell’s grand kids play and practice at our facility. And we still have the liquor license and serve beer and wine like our predecessors.

Gene Mitchell - Mitchells Tavern becomes Legends Bar & Grille

Watch the Performance FieldHouse Transformation

  • Arial "BEFORE" view of PFH

Sports Bar Menu

We offer refreshments for kids and adults.


Miller Lite


Bell’s Two Hearted
Bell’s Light Hearted IPA
Brew Dog Hazy Jane
Paw Paw Brewery Weekend Away IPA
Latitude 42 Michigan Honey Amber


Variety of Gatorade
Vitamin Water
Pepsi/Diet Pepsi
Hot Cocoa

Canned Wine

Essentially Geared Red
Essentially Geared White

Premium Wine

St. Julian Michcato
St. Julian Social Butterfly
St. Julian Sweet Revenge
St. Julian Sangria

Snack Bar

A variety of health bars, candy bars, and chips.

Performance Fieldhouse Sponsors Rock!

We are grateful for the businesses in Southwest Michigan that have sponsored Performance FieldHouse. Your business can grow by advertising at our facility.