Due to the process required by the Electoral Ban Law of the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico, we will be publishing the news gradually, after being evaluated. Page presented to the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico on December 30, 2019.
Caguas is the sports capital and the city of champions
The main purpose of the Sports Complex Ángel O. Berríos Díaz is to bring to the citizens the best variety of recreation and sport services, promoting a sport culture supporting 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 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 y Roberto Clemente.
The “Criollas de Caguas”, the LNSV volleyball team, currently practices on Cancha Roger Mendoza. The Criollas have won 13 Superior Female Volleyball League championships, 13 sub-championships; made it to 25 series finals: during two occasions, they have won 3 consecutive times, and in another, 5 consecutive championships. The Male Volleyball Puertorican 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, from where 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 around 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 Atlantan Olympic Games of 1996, and a pillar for the 1990-200 generation male team. The capacity of the pavilion is 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 for the next sports: Taekwondo, Cheerleading, Weightlifting, Tennis Court and Table Tennis.
Carr. 156, Cañaboncito Street