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Get Your Sports Facility Open with a Pre-Opening Timeline

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How a Pre-Opening Timeline Gets Your Sports Facility Open On Time

Opening a brand new sports facility is a complicated, multi-faceted process that requires efficient and experienced project management. In order to ensure your business maximizes early-stage development, it is important to build momentum through calculated and sequential task management. Today, Sports Facility Management will discuss both how and why creating a pre-opening timeline and working towards the goal of a successful opening is key to a new business.

Public Relations and Brand Development

Early promotion even before completion of your sports facility is a great way to attract the attention of your community. Information and infographics should be shared at various stages of construction to help build a hype for your facility. At the same time, it is never too early to start building a brand. Just because your facility is not open to the public does not mean you can’t build rapport with potential guests and other businesses. Engage with your community early and you will reap the rewards on opening day.

Staff Hiring and Development Should Begin Early

Any new business should strive to attract local talent early and begin staff development and training. A well-trained staff will help to give your guests a great first impression and can set the tone of your sports facility from day one. Nerves will be natural for your staff on opening day, but properly preparing them ahead of time will help to make your first few weeks run much more smoothly.

FF&E Procurement

Equipment is the lifeblood of a sports facility. SFM has developed an extensive list of relationships with vendors around the world. We provide our clients with the highest quality equipment in a timely fashion. With the ability to leverage our extensive purchasing power across vendors, we can negotiate the lowest market prices for the equipment your facility needs.

Event Booking

It is important for any business to get out of the gates quickly. For sports facilities, event booking is a key component to reaching this goal. Attracting businesses and groups ahead of your opening will ensure your sports facility remains busy during your first few months. Marketing and promotional strategies can target these groups to attract them to your sports facility.

Partner with Sports Facility Management Today

Our expert team at Sports Facility Management has successfully guided hundreds of sports-related businesses from concept to reality. Our team has built a reputation as the premier sports facilities management team in the United States. If you are looking for a team to ensure your business opening is a success, contact our team today at 727-474-3845.

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