Caguas is the Sports Capital and the City of Champions
The main purposes of the Sports Complex Ángel O. Berríos Díaz is to give to the citizens of Caguas the best variety of recreation and sport services, promote a sport culture, and support the great athletes from Caguas.
The baseball team, “Los Criollos de Caguas”, considered the best in Latin America, has won 18 national championships, and 5 Caribbean World Series. The team is a member of the Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico. Three of the five first Puerto Ricans that played in the MLB in the USA, played with “Los Criollos de Caguas” sometime in their careers, Luis Rodríguez Olmo, Víctor Pellot Power and Roberto Clemente.
The “Criollas de Caguas”, the LNSV volleyball team, currently practices on Roger Mendoza Volleyball Court. The “Criollas” have won 13 Superior Female Volleyball League championships and 13 sub-championships; .Therefore, they have made it to 25 finals series during two occasions: once they won 3 consecutive times, and in another, 5 consecutive championships. The Male Volleyball Puerto Rican League, “Los Criollos”, have: 1 championship, 1 sub-championship, 2 played semi-finals, and 1 final quarter.
In boxing, the Municipal Gym José “Cheo” Aponte stands out because various champions have emerged, such as: Alex “Nene” Sánchez; Juan Manuel “Juanma” López; Jonathan “Bomba” González, and the current champion Jesús Rojas. Also located in Caguas is the Bairoa Gym, birthplace of Miguel Ángel Cotto, and his brother José Miguel; along with other boxer players that have trained there; such as Juan Carazo, Héctor Camacho, Alfredo Escalera, Félix “El Diamante” Verdejo, and others.
The Olympic Pool Sonia Álvarez is used for competitive swimming and water polo. The capacity is for 300 spectators, and it has 2 pools, gazebos, bathrooms and disabled access. Some swimmers and olympic medalists that trained in this pool include: Raúl Martínez, Luis Flores, and Sonia Álvarez.
The Gymnastics Pavilion Diego Lizardi Marcial has been the home of the “Criollo” Gymnastic Club. A gymnasium from which greats have emerged, such as: Alexander Rodríguez, Tristian Pérez, Sydney Sanabria, and Reinaldo Oquendo. The current training coach is Francisco “Roda” Ortiz, gymnast, a competitor in the Atlanta Olympic Games of 1996, and a pillar for the 1990-2000 generation male team. The capacity of the pavilion is for 250 spectators. It has an ample area for discipline practice with all the gadgets, bathrooms, cantina, and a recently remodeled Baby Gym.
The Sport Complex also has a variety of areas specialized for the following sports: Taekwondo, Cheerleading, Weightlifting, Tennis Court and Table Tennis.
Road 156, Cañaboncito Street