In 1997, entrepreneur Tom Shannon purchased the original Bowlmor Lanes and revolutionized the industry. His vision for upscale bowling and events turned Bowlmor into a Manhattan nightlife hotspot and catapulted it onto the national stage, resulting in new locations throughout the US.
In 2013, Bowlmor purchased AMF Bowling Centers. The deal rescued AMF from bankruptcy and expanded Bowlmor’s portfolio to hundreds of locations across America.
The next year, Bowlmor AMF launched Bowlero—a dynamic new brand that would take bowling to an entirely new level. The company made headlines again that year, acquiring Brunswick Corporation’s bowling center business and uniting two longtime industry rivals—AMF and Brunswick—for the first time in history.
In 2019, we made another big acquisition: the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). With our partners at FOX Sports, we’re reenergizing the PBA and bringing the sport to millions of fans.