WATCH: IMG Academy was built from the ground up thanks in part to the efforts of the late Nick Bollettieri.


The famed IMG Academy might be on the move. Sportico reported this week that Endeavor, the holding company which has owned the campus for the better part of a decade, is exploring offers to sell it.

Endeavor purchased IMG Academy in 2014, and has previously rejected offers to sell the property; the most recent report says that the company has been contacted by unnamed interested parties interested in purchasing it, according to sources familiar with the matter. The company also has holdings in Minor League Baseball, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) association, and UFC.

IMG Academy is best-known for being a tennis powerhouse, and was built from the ground up thanks to the efforts of the late coach Nick Bollettieri. Founded as the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 1978, IMG purchased it in 1987, and today, the facility is a 500-acre campus with multiple sport offerings.

After purchasing the property, Endeavor built new facilities including a new academic center, a second dormitory for resident student-athletes and a 150-room hotel for visitors. This July, an expanded basketball and tennis center was completed in the East Campus.

IMG Academy currently houses 1,400 full-time student-athletes on campus, and also works with another 15,000 through its annual sport camps and other services, as per the academy website. Known in tennis for producing world No. 1s including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova and countless others over five decades, IMG Academy offers 15 sports for boys and girls in the sixth through 12th grades.