(Fort Myers, Fla. – July 17, 2017)— The City of Fort Myers will host a grand opening celebration for its new Midtown Beach Sports Complex on Saturday, July 22. The day’s festivities will include food trucks, prize giveaways, and a co-ed beach volleyball tournament from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The Beach Sports Complex is a 15,000 square foot recreation facility located at 2277 Grand Ave. in Midtown Fort Myers, next to the Fort Myers Skatium. The facility features 3 courts, built on 1,200 tons of premium sand that was generously donated to the City by Stewart Mining.
“The Beach Sports Complex has been open for about a month for league play,” explains Richard Moulton, director of Public Works for the City of Fort Myers. “We’ve already been able to double the number of teams we can accommodate for beach volleyball.”
Admission to the grand opening activities is free and open to the public. In addition to beach volleyball, players can also participate in beach tennis. Food trucks, including Kreips & Juices and Kona Ice, will sell concessions at the celebration, and visitors are also eligible for prizes from local restaurants and businesses. Players will also be able to sign up for the upcoming leagues at the new complex.
To participate in Saturday’s grand opening co-ed volleyball tournament, please contact Recreation Program Coordinator Adam Lightfoot at (239) 321-7514
In addition to league volleyball activities, future plans for the Midtown Beach Sports Complex include beach soccer, yoga, and fitness boot camps. The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour has already hosted junior tournaments at the facility. EVP plans to teach junior and adult clinics in the fall and a winter series pro event at the complex.
Beach volleyball has been dubbed the fastest-growing collegiate sport in the history of the NCAA, and the City hopes to continue capitalizing on its growing popularity.
“The feedback has been exceptional,” says Moulton. “I’ve received great reviews of the playing surface and the facility from our participants. Having the complex in Midtown is a great enhancement to the neighborhood.”
July has been recognized as National Parks and Recreation Month by the U.S. House of Representatives, the State of Florida, and the City of Fort Myers. A listing of the City’s parks and recreation centers is available on the City website: www.cityftmyers.com