DFW Airport gets sports training complex

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport is the first airport in the United States to offer a high-tech sports training complex for top-tier athletes and customers as part of its growing portfolio of commercial developments, the company said.

Six-time NBA All-Star Jermaine O´Neal founded Drive Nation with a vision to train athletes from across the country and around the world, and DFW provided the ideal location and infrastructure.

Located on 16.2 acres of land at DFW Airport, the state-of-the-art, USD 10.4 million facility will be home to O´Neal´s Drive Nation Skills Academy for boys and girls in third through 12th grades. It features more than 90,000 square feet of indoor space, including basketball and volleyball courts, player lounges, a 10,000-square-foot weight room, performance training area and a 50-yard all-purpose indoor turf area.

O´Neal, a resident of Southlake, Texas, is focused on giving back to the community through sports. He will serve on the coaching staff and brings more than two decades of professional experience to the Drive Nation Skills Academy. The vision for the Drive Nation Sports Complex and the Drive Nation Skills Academy is to create well-rounded, dynamic players through physical training, skills development and elite-level coaching.

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport earned the distinction of the best large airport in North America for customer service in 2016 from Airports Council International.