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Young Family Athletic Center

Now Open

The newly opened, $22.5 million, state-of-the-art Young Family Athletic Center (YFAC.com) stands as a testament to Norman’s commitment to the quality of life.

“Thanks to Norman voters, the leadership of elected officials and fantastic partnerships in our community, we are able to see this dream become a reality,” Norman City Manager Darrel Pyle stated in a news release prior to the grand opening.

“This facility will undoubtedly become a sought-after venue for sports tournaments, rentals and longtime community engagement and partnerships, providing hours of enjoyment for residents and visitors alike. With four hotels boasting 600 rooms within walking distance, the YFAC is poised to become a hub for sports enthusiasts, families and athletes from all walks of life.” 

The 122,000-square-foot facility offers premier basketball and volleyball courts, aquatics, sports medicine, youth sports, sports camps, leagues and a retail store.

The multi-sport gymnasium boasts:

-        eight basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts and 18 pickleball courts

-        a massive 74-foot video screen to display live games

-        an aquatics area featuring two pools, including an eight-lane 25-yard competition pool with spectator seating and a four-lane 25-yard pool used as a warm-up pool during swim competitions

The facility also offers men’s and women’s locker rooms, professional diving blocks, a hospitality room, an officials meeting room, a conference room, and more. Other YFAC amenities include concessions, a small retail space, administrative offices, and tournament and team breakout rooms.

Gracing the entry roundabout is DiBari & Associates' iconic sculpture, "Elevate the Game," featuring the figures of a swimmer, a volleyball player and a basketball player. In the words of Vito DiBari, the 16.5' artwork is to become “a landmark honoring and representing the Young Family Athletic Center, its vision and the people of Norman.”

The facility, located at 2201 Trae Young Drive, off 24th Ave. NW, is a result of collaborative endeavors between the City of Norman, Norman Regional Health System and the Trae Young Family Foundation. The center is designed to be affordable and accessible to the community. The Parks & Recreation Department operates the athletics portion of the facility and is offering a membership and daily pass program that is available for purchase in-person and online at YFAC.com/cometotheyfac.

The YFAC furthers the citizen-initiated Norman Forward mission to fund and create quality-of-life projects for the community. The total project budget for the Young Family Athletic Center is $22.5 million, funded through the Norman Forward sales tax, a $2.7 million construction supplement from the University North Park Tax Increment District, $4 million donations from the Trae Young Family Foundation, and $6.7 million from Norman Regional Health System for the NMotion sports and human performance center. 

"The completion of the Young Family Athletic Center is a testament to the vision and commitment of our community,” said Jason Olsen, Parks & Recreation director.

It not only provides world-class facilities for sports enthusiasts but also contributes significantly to the overall well-being of our residents.”

 

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