A Lender That Understands the Bowling Industry

As the owner of a bowling center, you have the unique challenge of keeping a classic game fresh and fun. Sometimes that means buying new masking units, upgrading your scoring, replacing POS systems or expanding your food and beverage options. When you’re ready to explore bowling center loans to take your bowling center to the next level, you’ll need to work with a lender that understands your business.

In 2017, half of our new loans were made to existing customers, because our customers know we care about their success and understand their industries. We don’t just lend money; we are also here as a trusted partner to lend you guidance and advice as you look to grow your business. We offer loan amounts up to $5 million to bowling centers for equipment purchases, facility upgrades, modernization, refinance, expansion and more.

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Loan Solutions

  • Equipment

    As the owner of a bowling center, you have the unique challenge of keeping a classic game fresh and fun. That might mean buying new equipment. We've made the process easy.

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  • Modernization

    There are a variety of updates that bowling center owners can make to provide the modern experience today’s bowlers desire. Learn more about how we can help you upgrade your facility.

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It’s not easy to find a bank and bankers that really understands your business and Live Oak is that. They have very focused verticals in very specific industries. So in the case of family entertainment centers it is a vertical that they really know so as a result they can be an exceptional partner with us and they know us!”

- Dale Schwartz, Owner of Pinstripes

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Refinance calculator

Our refinance calculator can give you a quick snapshot of the savings you could achieve through refinancing.

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How To: Write a Business Plan

Whether you’re starting a bowling center or expanding an existing one, your first step is to develop a business plan.

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Why Live Oak


Trusted Advisor

If you are a bowling center owner looking to expand your food and beverage offerings, add new attractions or update your scoring systems, we are ready to help. We have extensive knowledge of the bowling industry, so you can trust us to offer you sound financial advice that can help you avoid costly mistakes during the financing process and beyond.



At Live Oak, we aim to treat each customer like they’re our only customer. Once your loan closes, you will be connected with a dedicated Live Oak Bank business analyst who will assist you with loan questions, perform a quarterly financial analysis and make ongoing recommendations to help you grow your bowling center business. They will visit your site annually and are available to you whenever you need their assistance.


Favorable Terms

We offer a number of benefits and advantages for bowling center owners, including 25-year financing on real estate--without balloon payments or covenants--which enables you to maintain better cash flow to continue to grow your business. For loan terms greater than 15 years, you are able to refinance your loan or pay it down early. Our favorable terms are one of the things that set us apart from other lenders in this industry—and encourage our customers to partner with us time and time again.

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