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We are creating Richmond's first and only dedicated pinball arcade.  A place to join together, compete, have fun and make new friends.
We are creating Richmond's first and only dedicated pinball arcade. A place to join together, compete, have fun and make new friends.
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Pinball has seen a huge resurgence over the past few years, both in the RVA and across the country. Area leagues are rapidly expanding and recent arcade events have been wildly successful. We’ve heard the call - Richmond wants more pinball!  
Arcade Night Event - Picture by Bill Dickinson
Arcade Night Event - Picture by Bill Dickinson

The Richmond Pinball Collective is committed to setting up a permanent space for all of us to come together and enjoy pinball. Your financial support can make this a reality! Our space will house approximately 20 well-maintained machines that will be donated from private collectors. We will have a variety of options for everyone to gain access to our awesome pinball clubhouse, including flat rate play and memberships. Additionally, we will host tournaments, leagues, educational seminars, private parties, and more.  

While we are excited about our vision, we won’t do this without your help. It’s important to us that we know the love of pinball and arcades is strong enough in Richmond to support our endeavor. We have devised an in-depth plan of action to create this space, down to the last dollar we will need and how we will spend it. In a nutshell, if we can raise enough money to cover six months of expenses to get the location up and running, it will then maintain itself...and this dream will become a reality.  

Arcade Night Panorma - Picture by Dave Weaver
Arcade Night Panorma - Picture by Dave Weaver

  This is an exciting time to start a classic arcade, a time when more and more pinball machines are being produced each year, and more tournaments are being organized across the country. If you're a part of the pinball community please show your support. If you are new to the hobby we welcome you. Pitch in and participate...you will not be disappointed!  

Help us share the joy of pinball and create a community pinball space to call home!

Risks and challenges

Once the start-up capital is raised the first challenge will be finding a cool space that is accessible but doesn't break the bank.
The second challenge is coming up with a business model that will sustain the collective for years to come. Initially our plan is to fund the collective through a combination of monthly memberships, private parties, public open times and public events. Public events will be events like Arcade Night, Collective pinball parties, and regular tournaments.

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