Cocoa Expo Sports Center
The Cocoa Expo Sports Center was built in 1964 as the Spring Training home of the Houston Colt 45's (later known as the Houston Astros). The Houston Astros called the Cocoa Expo their Spring home from 1964-1985; 21 years! In 1985, the park turned its attention to amateur sports and hosted hundreds of NCAA, High School and youth tournaments. The park did not see any professional teams play in their stadium until 1993, when the Florida Marlins used Cocoa Expo as their Spring Training home in the franchise's inaugural season.
The Florida Marlins played their first game ever in the Cocoa Stadium. Since then, the Cocoa Expo Sports Center has been one of the nation's most popular High School and College Spring Training facilities. Through the years, the complex also became a popular destination for other sports such as Soccer, Lacrosse, Softball, Football, Swimming and even High School Band Camps.
Long-time residents of the Cocoa area have seen the Cocoa Expo Sport Center go through many different changes over the past few decades. What was once known as one of the finest sports complexes around, the Expo slowly began to lose its allure. Without any significant renovations in over 20 years the complex became severely outdated and was in desperate need of a full make-over.
In the Summer of 2011, with a great deal of support from the local government, residents, sports teams, non-profit organizations and private investors, the Cocoa Expo Sports Center is receiving a long-overdue renovation of the entire complex. From the stadium and baseball fields to the dorms and indoor arena, the complex is receiving a nearly $40 Million overhaul and will soon be known as one of the premier sports complexes in the entire country. Despite its glorious past, the Cocoa Expo's finest days are still ahead. The "New" Cocoa Expo Sports Center will soon play host to thousands of athletes and spectators from around the world. The next chapter of the Cocoa Expo story begins in January 2013.
I don't care about the price of the food or the outrageously priced 3 day tournament entry fee of $8/per person but the lack of scheduling and their so called scheduling app being wrong and then telling us they know but they can't change it. Also the in charge person who won't show his face, and keeping an undefeated team at the fields for 6 hours and shortening the one game we played to one hour! Horrible customer service. The second In charge person was at the gate drinking beer and mocking our parents as we exit asking if we were upset because we lost :/- definitely not the case- not cool and we will not be returning. EVER.
Last weekend I went for my little brothers little league tournament and even though it was raining, it was still great! The service and the staff were outrageously excellent. I recommend this place to anyone/everyone.
Great facility but over priced on everything. Travel ball tournaments are usually $8 dollars for one day and $12 dollars for the weekends. They don't have a weekend pass like every other travel ball facility. They don't allow coolers on premises a coke and a burger is around $8.00. This is not the worse because that's the money part. The sports part is that their messed up scheduling made us be at the field almost the whole day and only played one game out of two guaranteed tourney games. This part is not acceptable. This is why i decided to to give this negative review. They will call your teams promising one thing and when you get here they tell you something else, on top of that the person responsible won't even show his face.
This sports complex is like none we have ever experienced. We have played all across the nation but have never stayed at a complex that offered so much. The food was great, the team all stayed together, the place was very secure, training center was unbelievably grand and the fields were the best we have ever been on. We had an excellent time during our 8 day stay and will be back every 3 months to train. We highly recommend the complex for any team that requires the best.
Excellent experience all the way around and close to the beach and Disney! Highly recommended