Capelli Sport Complex Moving Forward In Chester

By Edie Johnson

Phase I construction has begun for the new Capelli Sport Center at 2 Tetz Road in Chester. The highly anticipated venture, will include  a 60,000 Square foot indoor facility and a multiple turf field outdoor complex with state-of-the -art field lighting. This phase, which will consist of 2 full-sided turf fields with lighting, is on schedule to be completed by September 2021,. The remainder of the project is on target for completion in 2022 and will be the largest indoor-outdoor multi-sport facility in the region.

Capelli Sport Indoor Facility will feature both indoor turf and court space for soccer, futbal, lacrosse, volleyball, basketball, pickleball, flag football and baseball/softball. In addition, there will be space available to book corporate events, tradeshows, as well as birthday parties and quinceañeras. The event space at the facility will be available in part or as a whole.“The groundbreaking marks a significant milestone in the history of Capelli Sport,” Capelli Sport president George Altirs said. “Capelli Sport and Cedar Stars Academy will continue to grow and expand for years to come, opening the door for opportunities both on and off the field and to athletes of all levels. We are incredibly excited to provide this facility and expertise to members of the Hudson Valley community.This project has been a long time coming! We are proud to announce the construction of a new, permanent sports facility for the Hudson Valley.”

We are grateful to the Town of Chester and to our CEO George Altirs for bringing ourproject to life,” said Jim Lagarde, General Manager of Capelli Sport Center.The original Capelli Sport Center on State County Route 17A, Florida NY remains open and will continue to operate.

With more than 2,500 active male and female athletes, Cedar Stars Academy currently has 10 divisions, including two international divisions. as well as many exclusive partnerships and affiliations with professional international and domestic clubs through President Altirs’ involvement within the sporting universe.These professional partnerships and affiliations include MLS Next, Cedar Stars Rush Division II United Soccer League (USL) in the United States, MSV Duisburg of the 3 Bundesliga in Germany, InterAllies FC of the Ghana Premier League, Montego Bay United F.C. of the Jamaican National PremierLeague, HB Køge of the Danish 1st Division, and Panachaiki FC of the Greek Football League (Division II). Through these affiliations, Coaches and players that are succeeding within the Cedar Stars Academy program have exclusive opportunities with these clubs around the world.“

“Our new elite training facility in Chester is a significant step forward in the evolution of our Club, marking our first permanent home for the Club in the Hudson Valley. Although we are still a young club, this marks an important milestone in our long term growth,” says Jim Lagarde, Academy Director, Cedar Stars Academy

Capelli we will be opening the outdoor turf fields with their Fall Recreation Soccer program (open for all boys/girls ages 5-10)  visit website for more info at

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