The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, located in the eastern part of the City, was built in 1995 and occupies 155 acres. Funding for the $65 million facility was raised by the San Diego National Sports Training Foundation and a land grant from Eastlake developers. Athletes in archery, beach volleyball, BMX, canoe/kayak, cycling, field hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, tennis, track & field, triathlon, and cross-training abilities for various winter sports train at the Center.
In 2014, the Olympic Committee contacted the City of Chula Vista to gauge interest in taking title to the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center and continuing to operate it as an official training site or center. The City then entered into a joint agreement with the Olympic Committee and consultant JMI Sports to research and evaluate the potential risks and benefits of such a proposal.
A feasibility study was since prepared and presented at two community briefings that were held allowing the public to ask questions. In addition, an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) was prepared and signed allowing the U.S. Olympic Committee and the City to establish the framework for a potential future deal.
The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVTC) launched on Jan. 1, 2017, under new ownership and operation. Ownership of the former Chula Vista Olympic Training Center was transferred to the City of Chula Vista from the United States Olympic Committee. Following a thorough application and vetting process, Point Loma Trust was selected by the City of Chula Vista to operate the training center. Point Loma Trust has established Elite Athlete Services as the effective organization for day-to-day operations.
In addition to maintaining the facility as an Olympic Training Center for both Olympians and Para-Olympians, The City of Chula Vista will use the facility for additional usage by international, college, development and youth teams for tournaments and camps as well as corporate conference training. Priority will be given to the elite athletes and their training at all times.