chula vista elite athlete training center

chula vista elite athlete training center

Aramark Announced as New Facility Grounds Partner

The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, a U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site, is excited to announce a new partnership with Aramark to lead the facility ground management program starting April 1, 2022.

The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center is an expansive, 150 -sports performance center that includes 7 natural grass fields for sports like soccer, rugby, track and field, ultimate frisbee and flag football. The training center hosts teams, athletes, coaches and trainers who expect the best field playing conditions, along with the residential, dining hall and multiple additional sport facilities for track and field, rowing, volleyball and archery.

“We support the best athletes in the world and work with the best vendors in the world as well. The team at Aramark are the best at what they do and a key partner in delivering a great athlete experience at our training center,” said Brian Melekian, President and Chief Operating Officer, Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. “It will be an exciting road leading into the LA 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games and our vision is to be a world’s leading sports performance training center helping athletes and teams win medals.”

Aramark is bringing into the facility new state of the art John Deere equipment, a scientific approach to turf management, incorporating agronomist consultation, quarterly soil sampling of the turf and a satellite-drawn grounds inventory map to help schedule work.

“We are excited to partner with the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, “said John Hanner, President and CEO of Aramark Facilities Services. “Our teams of facility management experts and industry leading equipment will help present an experience that meets the expectations of elite athletes.”

The team will be led by a Sports Turf & Grounds manager, combined with an irrigation expert and a crew of 5 to care for common grounds areas, mowing and care of sports turf.  Aramark’s arborists will also provide tree trimming services at the facility. 

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world with food, facilities, and uniform services. Because our culture is rooted in service, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. Aramark ranked No. 1 In the Diversified Outsourcing Services Category on FORTUNE’s 2022 List of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ and has been named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list, the Forbes

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About the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center 

The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center opened in 1995 and sits on 155 acres in Chula Vista, San Diego County, with world class athletic facilities, housing and dining. An official United States Olympic and Paralympic Site, utilized by athletes who live, train and eat on campus 365 days a year. The training camps, clinics, events and resident programs include over 20 Olympic, Paralympic and emerging sports across all elite levels. Go to to learn more and train where making dreams come true is our passion! Follow us Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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