Aviator Sports and Events Center

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Basic Information

Address: 3159 Flatbush Avenue Hangar 5, Floyd Bennett Field
Phone Number: 718-758-7510
Director: Joe McCabe

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. and on

Aviator has been a top venue for school field trips and other recreational group activities. We offer everything you need for your next outing, all conveniently under one roof, including meeting and event space, team building, group activities, experienced staffing, and extraordinary food with a range of healthy options prepared by our catering department.

With a 175,000 square foot facility and a wide array of sports and activities to choose from, it's easy to see why hundreds of schools every year take advantage of Aviator Sports when booking a field trip. Aviator is a sole vendor of New York City Public Schools making it easy for any NYC school to book a trip.

Let our experienced event coordinators and instructors plan a trip or corporate outing specifically designed for your needs and wants. Our facility has two regulation NHL ice rinks, 20,000 square foot Field House, full Gymnastics Center, Rock Wall and two Outdoor Fields. No matter how large or small your group or class is, Aviator can accommodate in our fun and safe environment. Just choose the activities you would like your group to participate in, and Aviators dedicated staff will take care of the rest!

Grade Levels:
Disabled Access:

Aviator Sports has wheelchair access and ramps to hockey rink. There is also an elevator for access to the second floor. We offer specialty programs for those with physical and/or mental disabilities.

Program Type:

Group Activities:
Ice Skating
Flag Football
Rock Climbing
Bubble Soccer
Team Building Activities
Swimming (Outdoor)

Accreditation: Sole Vendor to NYC DOE
Admission/Tickets: Starting at $10 per person.
Registration: Book through Groups@AviatorSports.com
Food: Food vouchers available for purchase at $6 per person. Includes: Choice of (1) slice of pizza, (1) hamburger or (1) hot dog Choice of (1) small fries or (1) bag of chips (1) small fountain soda
Length of Visit: 1 hour and up
Student/Staff Ratio: 25/1
Max. Group Number: 400 - Depending on activities and season
Group Requirements: 10+ People
Amenities: Free parking for 2,000+ vehicles including buses.
Reservations Needed: Reservations needed. 1 month notice recommended

Aviator Sports is easily accessible from Lower Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and Western Nassau County. Directions available here: www.aviatorsports.com/directions

Facility History:

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 Sports Performance Center
  • 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
  • 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.