Nathan Benderson Park is located in Sarasota, Florida. It is slated to become North America’s premier 2,000-meter athletic and regatta center by 2015. Over $40 million is committed to the facility’s future development, finished in 2013 is the 2,200 meter racing lanes and straight shorelines. Coaches paths, a wave attenuation system, a multi-function boathouse and athlete training center, starting huts and finish towers, grand stands and a state of the art boat maintenance and testing facility are just some of the numerous amenities the venue will offer. Most of these facilities will be constructed on a first of its kind “regatta island” an Olympic Village type setting which will provide competitors the support and focus which rowing demands, and spectators a viewing and entertainment platform unparalleled at courses elsewhere in the world.