In 1991 the CIty of Homestead built the sports complex to provide a spring training facility for the Cleveland Indians. The stadium was widely recognized as being state-of-the-art for the time period, as it included multiple practice facilities as well as dormitories for players. The Indians had previously played in the cactus league in Arizona but had signed a deal to make Homestead their long-term spring training home. Cleveland was due to begin full-time play at the stadium in the 1993 Season. In 1992 they had already began moving equipment and personnel to Florida. However, on August 24,1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Homestead as a Category 5 Hurricane with winds reaching 165MPH. The stadium, directly in the path of the hurricane, suffered extensive damage.
The City decided to immediately re-construct the stadium to have all fields and facilities ready for the Indians 1994 Spring Training Season. However, due to the condition of the sports complex the Indians were without a functional Spring facility for the 1993 Season and as a result were forced to look for another home. Despite the Indians departure the City decided to continue re-building the stadium, in hopes that at some point in the future they could lure another team to use it as their Spring facility.
Since that time the sports complex has hosted several tournaments and events. In 1999 the facility was used as part of the filming of the Oliver Stone Movie "Any Given Sunday." In 2002 an HBO series called "Baseball Wives" was filmed at the stadium. In 2004, it served as the home of the Florida Thunder, the City's Pro Cricket Team. The complex has also been used as a home for the City of Homestead's Fourth of July Celebration as well as the hosting of several youth sports leagues participating on soccer and softball.
In 2012 La Ley Sports began negotiations to take over operations of the sports complex and resurrect it to a year round all sports youth sports destination.
Since March of 2011 La Ley Sports has hosted several youth baseball tournaments for kids from the ages of 8 to 18 as well as a professional mixed-marital event. In addition to hosting sporting events, La Ley Sports also broadcasts its events, games and tournaments "Live" through the internet and mobile devices. La Ley Sports has a full schedule of events planned throughout the year to promote youth sports and focuses on providing a wholesome environment where kids of all ages can show their talents both on and off the field as La Ley Sports also offers young athletes a forum to show off their accolades and share stats, ideas, photos, videos and much more with their friends via laleysports.com.