As the U.S. Tennis Association breaks ground today on a $60 million facility in Lake Nona, developers from the Tavistock Group laid out plans for an 11-square-mile sports district there.
The USTA National Campus will anchor 63 acres on the north portion of the Lake Nona Sports Innovation and Performance District. As envisioned, the district would eventually house sports-related businesses and associations working in concert with researchers at Lake Nona's Medical City cluster of health nonprofits and businesses.
"What I'm pretty excited by is the connections and synergies between Medical City and sports innovation and performance," said Rasesh Thakkar, senior managing director of Tavistock.
Tavistock, which owns Lake Nona, has been in discussions with manufacturers of sporting equipment and apparel, sports membership groups and sports-related technology companies about locating in the district. Thakkar said Tuesday that he expects plans to be announced in coming months.