Sand shipped fresh from Florida covers Stratford Sand Volleyball’s three courts, cushioning players as they jump, dive, and lunge for the ball. With leagues four nights a week and tournaments on weekends, there’s ample opportunity to test skills on these courts or spectate on the adjacent patio, which stretches across 4,000 square feet. A nearby bar, just steps from the courts, helps keep the fun going in between games.
In place of what once was a sand mine, Crystal City Underground has transformed more than 6 million square feet—approximately 200 acres—of sub-surface space into a climate-controlled entertainment facility. With 30- to 40-foot ceilings, thick pillars carved out of rock, and a lake, it presents visitors with a multifaceted underground experience, one that already includes sand volleyball, disc golf, and weekend barge rides. Future plans for Crystal City have it adding more recreational amenities en route to becoming a subterranean cultural and convention center.