About Us

Overview

Located within Floyd Bennett Field, Aviator Sports and Events Center is an authorized Concessionaire of the Department of Interior, National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area. We are Conveniently located approximately 10 miles from both Lower Manhattan and JFK Airport and easily accessible via MTA public transportation. Aviator Sports and Events Center exceeds 1 million visitors per year.

We have an incredible infrastructure including:

  • 175,000 square feet of indoor space
  • Two state-of-the-art full-sized outdoor turf fields for soccer, football, lacrosse, field hockey – bleacher seating
  • Outdoor events space for festivals, fairs, concerts, and community-oriented entertainment
  • Two NHL-sized ice rinks – seating for 2,000
  • 20,000 square foot multipurpose Field House, which houses:
  • 10,000 square foot hardwood floor for basketball, volleyball, indoor tennis and special activities
  • 10,000 square foot indoor turf field for soccer, football, fitness training, classes and special activities
  • 15,500 square foot Gymnastics Center
  • 5,000 square foot CrossFit Box
  • 35-foot tall rock climbing wall
  • Arcade
  • Food court
  • Indoor and Outdoor (open seasonally) Sports Bar
  • Full catering and food service
  • Large corporate meeting and private events rooms
  • Child Care Center
  • FREE parking for over 2,000 cars

Housed in a former airplane hangar and featuring soaring ceilings and an architectural style that is rich with the history of aviation and modern life, Aviator Sports and Events Center inspires, excites, and motivates. The facility includes sports, recreation, and events spaces, as well as a full-service fitness center, gymnastics, and meeting and events rooms. The outdoor facilities include two multisport outdoor turf fields, as well as numerous outdoor fields, large event spaces a full-service sports restaurant, snack bar and catering services for everything from birthday parties to weddings.

History

New York City’s first municipal airport, Floyd Bennett Field, was opened in 1931, the same year the Empire state Building was completed. Floyd Bennett Field has served as the home to our Nation’s most notable aviators including Howard Hughes, Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post and the infamous Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan.

Located in Brooklyn and a purported favorite of NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Floyd Bennett Field not only survived the Great Depression but served both NY and the U.S. nobly with hangars dedicated as Naval Air Reserve Base of New York as well as the New York City Police Department and the world’s first police aviation unit.

Housed in a former airplane hangar and featuring soaring ceilings and an architectural style that is rich with the history of aviation and modern life, Aviator Sports & Events Center inspires, excites, and motivates. Our facility includes sports, recreation and events spaces, Crossfit FBF, gymnastics, as well as meeting and event rooms. Our outdoor facilities include two, multisport outdoor turf fields, large event spaces, a full-service sports restaurant/snack bar and a catering service for everything from birthday parties to weddings.

The NPS and Aviator began their relationship in 2003. By combining Floyd Bennett Field’s original hangars they created one of the largest national parks in the U.S. and one of the largest sports complexes. History buffs will relish in the knowledge that Floyd Bennett Field’s past has been well preserved by the National Park Service which maintains a collection of its historic aircraft on display in a 1950’s era nose hangar.