DJI officially opened its DJI Arena in Korea to the public today. The company’s aim is to provide a gathering place for aerial enthusiasts, as well as a practice venue for those who are learning about aerial technology.
The 15,000-square-foot arena offers an adjustable, LED-lit circuit for pilots who want to test their skills, LCD TVs to show spectators the first-person view from the drone, and a maintenance room equipped with charging docks and workstations for minor repairs.
“The DJI Arena will help foster the local drone culture and play an important role in building a healthy UAV ecosystem in Korea,” says Moon Tae-hyun, DJI’s country manager for Korea. “The opening of the DJI Arena is our commitment to the development of the local UAV market. There is huge potential in how UAV technologies can change the way people see the world and create positive impact to people’s lives. Our goal is to make aerial technology more accessible, reliable and easier to use for anyone who wants to use it.”
The arena offers individual and group bookings, corporate event rentals, a flying academy for children, private training, and school tours. Visitors are required to bring their own drones for individual and group bookings, but DJI will provide the Phantom 4 for participants in the educational programs.
The DJI Arena is located at 441 Mabuk-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The venue will be open for public tours between 5-9 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 18, and Friday, Aug. 19.
DJI expanded its retail business in Korea earlier this year with the launch of an overseas flagship store in Hongdae, Seoul.