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ABOUT THE GRAND SPORTS ACADEMY
A number of international sporting organisations have chosen to base themselves in Florida, either on a permanent or temporary basis. Florida’s connectivity as a Gateway to the Americas and the rest of the world with its strategic position linking the southeast and southwest is a key factor in this decision, with over 23,4m population living within 500 miles, and 650m people living within six hours by plane in Latin and Central America, Florida is the Americas HUB.
Sport plays an important role in the growth and appeal of any global city. It is a driver of economic development and has a significant bearing on tourism, lifestyle, public health and ultimately, a city’s international reputation and image. It is also a great economic driver for cutting edge green- technologies.
VR Sport has long recognized this reality and has worked strategically for many years to invest in its partners, resources and capabilities across the sport sector. Today, Florida is home to world-class facilities and venues, hosting home- grown local, regional and international events that welcome both elite athletes and grass roots participation.
Through the three core focus areas in South West Florida; Events, Facilities and People, we aim to position the Grand Sports Academy as a strategic and integral part of our dynamic Sports HUB concept that will further strengthen its infrastructure, facilities, skills and expertise, with a resulting positive impact on the long-term opportunities for sport and children.
Our developments represent a significant milestone in the State’s incredible journey. the Grand Sports Academy will act as a bridge between two continents and a catalyst on the American continent, providing never-before opportunities for regional sport, and improving inclusiveness for poor and impoverished regional communities.