Texas Bank Sports Complex has for the second time in five years been named the state’s best sports complex.
The Texas Turfgrass Association named the San Angelo site its Sports Complex of the Year for 2016 earlier this month. Texas Bank Sports Complex also earned the honor in 2011.
City of San Angelo Parks workers who maintain the 80-acre site and earned the award are: Marcus Hinojosa, Jason Campbell, Daniel Aguilar, Gary Poe, Kevin Celaya, Danny Vigil, Michael Blaylock, Richard Scott, Tony Harris, Mike Hitchcock and Roger Havlak.
Texas Bank Sports Complex and Rio Concho Community Park opened in 2009. The site along the Concho River off of Bell Street consists of 55 acres of irrigated turf. It also has 15 ball fields, 10 of which are multipurpose fields used for softball, baseball, football and soccer. The complex also has two regulation baseball fields, two Little League fields and one tee-ball field, plus two restroom/concession facility. Construction of a third such building will soon begin.
The lighted complex also boasts four sand volleyball courts, a park with a playground, picnic tables and four large parking lots.
Texas Bank Sports complex is used year-round for sports and other recreational events. About 45 events and tournaments are hosted each year at the complex, including the TLC Easter Fest, said to be the biggest Easter egg hunt in Texas. The complex also hosts four sessions of adult softball leagues with 120 teams, 90 flag football teams, 30 Little League baseball squads, high school softball and baseball games and a girls fast-pitch softball league.