Mayor Mike S.Yenni, the Kenner City Council and the owners of Coconut Beach are pleased to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Coconut Beach Volleyball Complex located at 100 Ring Road, Kenner on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM. The big announcement will kick off the Children’s Hospital Charity Tournament at the facility.
Coconut Beach is the largest man-made sand beach volleyball complex in the United States. The 22-court facility is expected to bring in over 4,000 players a week for organized leagues, sanctioned tournaments and/or recreational play.
Coconut Beach operated at West End, New Orleans for 25 years. In January, the facility closed its doors, after losing its lease due to work on the 17th Street Canal. The Kenner Administration worked diligently for 18 months to bring Coconut Beach to their city.
The complex will be the launching point for economic development in Laketown and the Williams Boulevard corridor. The administration expects to see an increase in local business and sales tax collections as a result of the new facility. Coconut Beach will draw thousands of young professionals to the area, providing an opportunity to showcase all that Kenner has to offer.
Coconut Beach is recognized by the United States Volleyball Community as one of the top volleyball locations in the country. The company has hosted eight nationally televised volleyball events, two National AAU Beach Volleyball Championships and over 600 regional tournaments. They also focus on giving back to the community. Coconut Beach has hosted over 40 charity events, raising more than a million dollars.