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Amateur Athletic Union to create a huge new Events Center at Olympus in Clermont

AAU, the nation’s oldest and largest multi-sport event organization, is planning the AAU Event Center with Olympus, the new community and sports destination in Clermont.

Amateur Athletic Union to create a huge new events center at Olympus in Clermont

AAU, one of the largest, multi-sport event organizations in the world since 1888, plans to create the AAU Event Center at Olympus, the innovative master-planned community and lifestyle destination encompassing 250 acres in Clermont.

Once complete, Olympus will include a cutting-edge Performance institute, impressive range of multi-sport training and competition venues and a year-round schedule of amateur, collegiate and elite events.

Spanning over 100,000 square feet, the AAU Event Center will be a unique indoor facility featuring high-tech training studios and immersive event venues for competitions.

“Olympus is creating the most impressive environment for athletes, fans and the community, and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” said Kim Fessler, Governor, AAU Florida. “To think that we can now host, for example, the largest volleyball event in the world at Olympus –– with on-property hotels and entertainment, and a special Performance Institute for the athletes –– is just beyond exciting.”

The AAU Event Center at Olympus is expected to feature basketball, volleyball, martial arts, cheer, pickleball, climbing, futsal (indoor soccer), baseball and softball (pitching and hitting), as well as AAU offices, retail pavilions and cafés.

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“We are honored to work with Kim and his incredible team at AAU,” said Matt Carroll, Olympus Senior Advisor, Sports Development. “The AAU Event Center will be a one-of-a-kind destination that highlights Olympus’ commitment to elevate sports and offer athletes and fans new, immersive venues that are designed to inspire and create moments of celebration and connection.”

“The aim of our partnership with AAU is to support and enhance the athlete’s journey and dedication, while at the same time creating a place filled with exciting experiences in a location that is truly special and unique in the whole world,” added Carroll.

“We look forward to welcoming AAU to the Olympus community and destination, and to the Clermont-Wellness Way area,” said Brian Bulthuis, Clermont City Manager. “With today’s announcement, Clermont is truly solidifying its reputation nationally as the ‘Choice of Champions.’”

“Olympus continues to be a catalyst promoting growth and innovation in the Wellness Way area and, more broadly, Central Florida,” said Sean M. Parks, Lake County Commissioner. “We are thrilled that Olympus and AAU are working to deliver this exciting Fieldhouse & Event Center in the heart of Wellness Way.”

Olympus announced that EDGE Sports Group, the premier athletic ecosystem specialists, will facilitate development and management of the AAU Event Center, as well as the Ice Center and other venues coming to Olympus.

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Olympus will feature an Athlete Center and Performance Institute, which will offer sports training and conditioning, nutrition services and broadcast/media technology.

World class facilities at Olympus will include a 5,800 seat, multipurpose arena, an international soccer center with a 3,500-seat soccer stadium and multiple soccer pitches, a 4.5-mile trail system for triathlon and other special events, a beach volleyball pavilion, an Ice Center with twin ice pads for ice hockey and figure skating, and the largest authentic red-clay tennis center in the county.

Concept art for Olympus Clermont Florida

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