Stuttgart extends Sunday bowling hours for sports fans

By Holly DeCarlo-White
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Starting in January, Stuttgart community members can bowl their hearts out seven days per week at the Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center on Panzer Kaserne.

Bowling lanes, as well as the Irish Pub, will now be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

The later opening time on Sundays will give sports fans a place to gather to watch popular stateside games live on the big screen, according to Waqqas Khalid, assistant business manager of Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

Stuttgart Family and MWR will extend the hours even later during the annual Super Bowl watch party, Feb. 3, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The game, which begins at 12:30 a.m., will be shown on 12 large screens throughout the pub and bowling center, and prizes will be awarded throughout the night.

The cost per game at the bowling center is regularly priced at $2.50 per game and $2.50 per shoe rental. Costs vary for special events, such as Cosmic Bowling. US Bowling Congress  members receive discounted bowling throughout the year.

Upcoming “King of the Hill” tournaments, open to individuals 18 years and older, are set for Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 16. There is an eight pin per game handicap. The cost to enter is $35 with an opportunity to win cash prizes.

Beginner bowlers can schedule lessons by appointment with bowling center staff to improve their skills and prepare for tournaments. Bowling league information will also be available in January and the season is expected to run through April.

For more information on joining a league, upcoming events, or bowling lessons, call 431-2575 or 07031-15-2575, visit the Stuttgart MWR website or download the USAG Stuttgart mobile app and click on “Things To Do.”