Popular kids attraction Sky Zone closes suddenly in Springfield, Mo.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- According to court documents posted on the doors of Sky Zone, the business was required to vacate the building by 9 AM on Tuesday.

Those documents go on to say Sky Zone owes more than $120,000, including back rent to the property owner Kansas Plaza 1 LLC, attorneys fees and court costs.

After sharing an initial report KY3 received a couple hundred responses.

At least one reply was an offer of work for former Sky Zone employees, while other customers voiced complaints.

These ranged from people looking for new party locations to those asking about gift cards or memberships they had already purchased.

Sky Zone Springfield said via their Facebook page that they are working on getting everyone refunds. However, that still leaves the inconvenience for folks who have parties scheduled at the location in the coming days and weeks.

A statement from Benjamin Shantz, the attorney who represented Kansas Plaza 1 LLC, stated in part, "We regret any inconvenience caused by the necessary process of evicting a commercial tenant that has failed to meet its obligations."

KY3 reached out to the Sky Zone Corporate Office Tuesday, as well as the franchisee owner in Tulsa, but had to leave messages. KY3 has not received a reply.

If you had a party planned at Sky Zone this weekend, Discovery Center Springfield is offering a free birthday party room for 30 minutes and free admission to the center, subject to hours and availability. Contact the Discovery Center for more details.

Original Story:
The popular kids attraction Sky Zone in Springfield closed this week.

The trampoline jumping business opened at Kansas and Sunset in December of 2014. It featured 30,000 square feet of trampolines for jumping, basketball and dodgeball. It was a hot spot for birthday parties.

KY3 found two simple notes on the door about the closing. One is a court notice. The other shares information about the management of the property.

Sky Zone management tells KY3 they are working to secure refunds to anyone who purchased a party or a gift card, pass holders and members for refunds. In a Facebook post the management says they are grateful for the support of the Springfield community.