AMF Smithtown Lanes Reopens After Roof Collapse


AMF Smithtown Lanes reopened on Monday, August 26th following six months of rebuilding after the damage that occurred during winter storm Nemo. The Long Island bowling center, open since October 1958, has been closed since February 9th when the roof collapsed under the weight of four feet of snow. Significant damage affected the lanes as well as the facility's seating areas and bowling machines. AMF Smithtown Lanes invites the community back to bowl and enjoy the newly renovated features, which were part of the major rebuilding. 

After the devastation, AMF Smithtown Lanes, a local institution that was once owned by Yankees Hall-of-Famer Whitey Ford, was committed to rebuilding and coming back to serve the community. In the extensive reconstruction, AMF Smithtown Lanes received a new roof, paint, floors and tiles. Additionally, modern features, including automatic bumpers, new lighting for the lanes and a state-of-the-art scoring system have been introduced.

"I am proud of the work AMF Smithtown has put into reconstruction," said Bowlmor AMF CEO Tom Shannon. "They are coming back better and stronger than before."

"We are excited to reopen our doors and welcome the community back to AMF Smithtown Lanes," said Don Stewart, General Manager of AMF Smithtown Lanes. "We have implemented some great modern features, but remain the same local bowling center that our loyal customers love and remember." 

"The new AMF Smithtown Lanes will feature brand new QubicaAMF SPL lanes, which in combination with higher performing AMF 82-70 pinspotters and a Kegel lane conditioning machine, are expected to produce very high scoring conditions," said Steven Sylvester, Bowlmor AMF's Director of Construction who led the rebuilding effort.

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