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Virtual tour of new sports complex draws over 200

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OAK BROOK -- The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau recently held a virtual tour of FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park, the newest and largest water sports facility in the state of Illinois.

More than 200 people took he virtual tour of the new facility. The FMC Natatorium has been in the works since 2015 and is scheduled to open summer 2020. Highlights of the 71,000 square foot facility include a 50-meter Olympic-size competition pool with spectator seating for 1,200, 25-yard development pool for community programs and competition warm-up, four locker rooms with 1,000 lockers, offices and hospitality rooms all accessible from pool deck, and a parent lounge with charging stations and viewing window

"The FMC Natatorium will add to the rich legacy of sport in DuPage and will enhance Illinois' capability of hosting Olympic-qualifying events," said DCVB Executive Director Beth Marchetti. "Industry data is showing that sports tourism is one of the areas that will recover faster than others, and DCVB is focused on harnessing that opportunity to help with DuPage's recovery."

The virtual tour was part of the organization's plans to support the hard-hit hospitality industry, using its platform of research and collaboration to address how business will change and ultimately return to DuPage County.