Drone manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co. this month is opening its first-ever DJI Arena — an event space for training seminars, UAV clubs and corporate events.
The 15,000-square-foot space is opening this month just south of Seoul, South Korea, in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province.
The indoor venue will be equipped with safety nets, and an LED-lit circuit for pilots to fly through.
“DJI is committed to making aerial technology more accessible and easier to learn for anyone who wants to use it, and the DJI Arena is a great example,” said Moon Tae-hyun, DJI Korea’s Country Manager. “We hope to provide a safe and fun environment for people to experience the technology first hand, whether they are skilled enthusiasts or someone who is just curious to learn. Best of all, the indoor venue will provide a space for people to fly all year round despite weather conditions outside.”
A DJI spokesperson said the company does not yet have plans to open any stores or arenas in the U.S., but drone-flying facilities are becoming more common. Earlier this year, the Aerial Sports League announced it would open a facility in San Francisco for people to learn how to fly and build drones, and it would also host racing events.
Just four months ago, DJI opened its first overseas flagship store in Hongdae, Seoul.