Originally, Western Spherical Developers planned to turn the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex into Epicenter League City, a destination with an amphitheater, sports arena, hotels and other attractions, including Gilley's Club. Country singer Mickey Gilley founded the original honky-tonk bar Gilley’s Club in Pasadena in the 1970s, and the club was the central location of the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy.” It closed in 1990 after a fire. The new Gilley’s Club would pay tribute to that heritage with a bar and family-friendly restaurant, similar to other Gilley’s Clubs in Dallas and Las Vegas.
The Epicenter League City plan died, but as of late 2019, Western Spherical still planned to build Gilley's Club at 1400 Link Road. City officials said that project could still happen but that there is no recent news regarding such plans.
However, Western Spherical is working with the city to build infrastructure at the site for future businesses to use. A Gilley's Club could still end up at the site, Director of Planning and Development David Hoover said.