Springfield video game business opens new location Saturday

Kenneth Seeling, owner of Champion City Video Games, in the new location Wednesday. Champion City has been closed for the past week but reopens in a bigger location next to their original location on Saturday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Kenneth Seeling, owner of Champion City Video Games, in the new location Wednesday. Champion City has been closed for the past week but reopens in a bigger location next to their original location on Saturday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

A local Springfield business will host a grand opening Saturday for their new renovated and expanded space.

Champion City Video Games, which has been in business since 2018, recently moved and renovated a new space in the Park Shopping Center at 1055 N. Bechtle Ave. They were previously located in the space next door at 1051.

They will host a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with giveaways and in-store specials.

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“We are seeing Springfield making some positive strides in the right direction. We looked into opening a second location in the Dayton area and decided that expanding in Springfield was the right choice,” said Kenneth Seelig III, owner of Champion City Video Games. “We want generations of kids to grow up remembering Champion City Games and keep money locally in our community.”

Seelig said they have done a complete remodel in the new space, which doubles in square footage from the old space. The new location is 2,500-square-feet (3,200 total) and the old space had 1,000-square-feet. (2,000 total).

The store offers everything from new sealed video games and consoles, sports card hobby boxes and singles, Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon and Funko Pops. Seelig said the expansion also includes a play area for TCG card games and a card bar for the rising demand with sports cards.

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They have also partnered with YOUmedia at Springfield City Schools to provide support with software, hardware and giveaways for their after-school video game programs, Seelig said. The program offers music studio space, graphic design, sewing and fashion design.

“They have video games available for those students to play and we will be a local source for them to purchase new games, controllers and consoles,” he said. “We also recently sponsored a Madden Football video game tournament that they will be hosting by giving sealed football cards and gift cards for prizes.”

The store is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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