In our quest to maintain our status as a leader in health and fitness we have included sports like these: Baseball, Basket ball, Boxing, Soccer, Swimming, Weight lifting, Aerobics and more. We also offer the convenience of an on-site parking garage and snack bar all at competitive prices, a whirlpool, sauna rooms and tanning are also available.
In addition to sports we also offer our exclusive party room ideal for birthday parties and special celebrations; our party room is supervised by our trained staff so you don’t have to worry about the safety of your kids.
Steve has been the leader of the Astoria Sports Complex for over 30 years. He has worked to be a leader in Astoria Queens as well. Steve knows and loves Astoria and its community and the community continues to express its love for Steve and the people at Astoria Sports Complex. If you have ever had your child’s birthday party at the complex, you will know what Steve is all about. His love for the children in our community is expressed in his attention to detail. Our children are our future in this beautiful country of ours, the USA, and Astoria Sports Complex recognizes just how important they are.
History of Astoria Sports Complex:
The property, originally an abandoned ice house, was originally purchased at auction by Steve and his father Giuseppe and brother Nicolo in 1976. Their dream was to build a state of the art sports complex where the whole family could go and enjoy the facilities, but most importantly, it was designed as a place where the family could spend time having healthy
fun together. In February of 1984 Steve and Nicolo opened the first indoor batting range New York. In September of 1987 they renovated another portion of the ice house and opened the largest indoor handball / paddleball / basketball facility in New York, and in February of 1992 they followed this up by renovating the ice house tower and opened the largest health club in the city, with elevator service, indoor parking, and an indoor soccer / basketball / tennis field. However, Steve was still not satisfied with the success of the complex, something was missing: the facility was not being used by children and seniors. Then one day Steve had a vision while gazing into the building: a swimming pool, he thought. What a great idea (he said to himself); who does not like a pool? Infants, children, teenagers, adults, seniors–everyone loves a swimming pool. In 1996 Steve opened the largest indoor Olympic style heated swimming pool with hot Jacuzzi, sauna, and sun tanning. Steve likes to think of the pool area as a mini-vacation in the Bahamas.
Family Comes First:
Above all, Steve is a family man. He loves his family and above all his wife Mimma and his three children. Education, good family values, and safety are very important to him in his family life and he brings those same values to his work at the Astoria Sports Complex as well. Steve’s three children now are employed at the complex, his oldest son Giuseppe
(Joseph) is a graduate of Hofstra University and is now in charge of sports complex operations, his daughter Apollonia (Paulette) is attending St. John’s University and is in charge of
sports complex birthday parties. She is also learning sales. His youngest son Vittorio (Victor) is attending New York Institute of Technology University and is in charge of the sports complex account receivables and birthday parties.
Besides Steve’s family, Steve has the greatest team of employees, all dedicated to their jobs and the sports complex. Some of Steve’s loyal employees have been with Steve for over 20 years. Our employees are like family; they love working with us and with the public. Having the right team is critical for us, and our team members’ respect for the public and attention to their needs and concerns are really what makes Astoria Sports Complex successful.
The Future of Astoria Sports Complex:
Currently Steve is working on his next dream of adding 4 levels to the existing complex, including an indoor ice skating rink, a regulation size indoor soccer field with upper deck viewing stands, locker rooms, bathrooms, and showers, and to top it off, we plan to open two large restaurants.
Steve strives to give his customers the best quality with the best price possible.