Indoor, outside sports activities facility complicated coming to St. Johns County
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Florida’s Fastest Growing County Is Growing Even More – In The Sports World! A communications sports complex is coming to Race Track Road in St. Johns County.
To see the area the new facility is currently in, you’ll either need to get on a plane or set up a drone. While the vast space near I-95 west of the Philips Highway doesn’t look like much right now, it will be home this spring
Northeast Florida’s largest sand sports complex. That’s according to Sports Edge Athletics. Austin Lanteigne is the general manager and says while Sports Edge already has a facility in Jacksonville on the Western Way, he’s excited to go further south.
“Our goal was to get to St. Johns County,” said Lanteigne. “This is the fastest growing county in the state.”
According to Lanteigne, the project will be divided into two separate phases. The first stage is the outdoor sand sports facility known as Sports Edge Beach. It will feature 10 volleyball courts, sand soccer fields, a bar and concession area, a live entertainment stage and a pavilion.
According to Lanteigne, the development of the project had some setbacks, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We had some problems when we got where we wanted to be,” said Lanteigne. “We are now at a good point and are happy to finally be able to offer these families something.
According to Lanteigne, one goal is to make it easier for families to get together. It also hits near home for him.
“My parents drove me and my trouble and sister around everywhere to bring us to our sporting practices,” said Lanteigne. “If that family member can get all of their children into one facility, do the exercises, and maybe have dinner and exercise alone … if all of that can be done in one place, they can maximize more family time. ”
However, the outdoor sand complex is just the beginning. Phase 2, an indoor facility next to Sports Edge Beach, will be on the way. There will be grass fields, basketball and volleyball courts. In addition, a restaurant, batting cages, a training room and group fitness rooms.
Lanteigne looks forward to adding something new to the area.
“We want to be there for the community,” said Lanteigne. “And it’s exciting that St. Johns County really doesn’t have that, even though it’s such a rapidly growing county.”
The outdoor sand facility is expected to open this spring. According to Lanteigne, the goal of the indoor complex is to break new ground in the next 12 to 18 months.
According to Lanteigne, there will be various programming options in the first phase. Different leagues and events may require memberships. To learn and see more about the facility, visit.
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