Two New Waterfront Complexes May Soon Put Martinez On The Sports Map

Two former storage warehouses have been transformed into massive indoor sports arenas. Let the games begin.

There is about to be a sports explosion in the city of Martinez, as two new indoor sports complexes prepare to welcome athletes and champions of all ages to the city.

Universal Sports Academy (USA) is in the final stages of construction and anticipate opening their doors sometime in April, said Tommy Sparacino, one of USA’s partners. The facility, which is located in one of the old Waters Storage warehouses at the end of Ferry Street near Waterfront Park, will host multiple sports, including indoor baseball, softball, soccer, football and general conditioning.

There will be batting cages, weights, a study room, and fields of artificial turf for the actual games. The facility is will offer teams and individuals a place to play in all weather.

“We’re really excited about this,” Sparacino said Monday. “I grew up in Martinez, and I can’t wait to start giving back to this community. I hope people find us and really get a lot of enjoyment out of our place.”

The other warehouse on the property, which is operated by Norcal Sports, focuses on basketball and volleyball. That complex has already opened for tournaments and games, though work is still in progress on a part of the building.

Marlene Lerner-Bigley March 27, 2012 at 07:13 PM
i'm excited to see something new come to Martinez and that those warehouses are being utilized for sports. Hopefully, this will bring much needed revenue to the town.
Keith Casey March 27, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Tommy you were a classmate of mine, proud of you and thank you for being a part of this. I'll make the trip from Sacramento to check it out. Keith (Hunley) Casey
Patrick J. McNamara March 28, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Fantastic facility.
Bill Schilz March 28, 2012 at 02:19 PM
To see these two projects come together is fabulous! What great additions to our community!


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