Floyd Bennett Field, New York City's first municipal airport houses Aviator Sports and Events Center, a 175,000 square foot multi-sport and recreational complex located within the Gateway National Recreation Area. In partnership with the National Park Service, Aviator has refurbished four historic aircraft hangars and surrounding grounds. The area includes a sports, entertainment and recreation complex and adjoining outdoor turf fields. Aviator provides a wide variety of sports leagues and activities, including a fitness center, camp programs, hockey, ice skating, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football and more.
At any given time, Dream Arena's ceiling might echo with several collective sounds: the squeak of shoes pivoting on a basketball court, the slam of a perfectly spiked volleyball landing in bounds, and the soft crunch of soccer cleats digging into the indoor turf. Within the mammoth indoor gymnasium, athletes of all kinds run amok, shooting soccer balls just feet away from hoopsters sharpening their free throws. The staff manifests its main goal—unleashing everyone's potential—in a variety of programs, from open pickup games and team practices to youth leagues that teach kids the value of healthy competition as they see who can chug the most Gatorade.