Improving communities through sport


April 4, 2024

Sports ETA, the trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, today at the 2024 Sports ETA Women’s Summit, named Ashley Whittaker, Partner and Senior Vice President of Marketing for The Sports Facilities Companies as the 2024 Sports ETA’s Woman of the Year.

February 19, 2024

As Naples’ first professional sports team prepares for its inaugural season, the team is asking for your input on its crest, colors, and name.

According to the USL Naples’ spokesperson, they are committed to making the city their home and growing the community spirit before the first season even starts.

Fox 4’s Bella Line went to its stadium at Paradise Coast Sports Complex to hear from some of their youngest fans.

January 29, 2024

Paradise Coast Sports Complex (PCSC) and Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) announced that it will be the new home of the United Soccer League’s (USL) expansion team, USL Naples.

This news was revealed at a press event on Jan. 17, where the USL awarded the franchise to Naples, Fla. USL Naples will begin play in 2025.

January 26, 2024

On January 19, the long-awaited West Monroe Sports & Events Center hosted a grand opening event to mark its first official day in operation, drawing more than 200 excited local attendees. The new sports complex features a plethora of amenities designed to promote physical and mental well-being for residents, as well as attract quality youth sporting events and regional tournaments to West Monroe.

November 6, 2023

The mission is clear: to create opportunities for all youth to participate in sports.

The benefits of youth sports—ranging from the physical, mental and emotional to learning life skills like setting and achieving goals, teamwork and overcoming obstacles and failure—are not a new revelation. Still, their impact remains as crucial as ever. It’s no coincidence that many high achievers in various areas, including 94% of C-suite women, have played sports, according to an Ernst & Young report.

June 27, 2023

There’s no question—well, at least there shouldn’t be—about the importance that recreation, youth sports and park systems play in supporting, serving and improving a community. Whether it’s a rural town or a bustling metropolitan city, these assets can be both popular and important.

Outside of the obvious benefits of physical activity the CDC highlights to one’s physical, mental and emotional health and well-being, studies have shown that well-designed and planned parks have the potential to reduce crime.

February 14, 2024

The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) has been selected as the operating partner for CORE4 Athletic Complex to enhance their state-of-the-art training facility and elite development academy. This collaboration will bring together the expertise of both organizations to provide an unparalleled experience for athletes at CORE4 Athletic Complex.

Founded by NBA All-Star Paul Millsap, CORE4 Athletic Complex is a premier basketball-focused facility that offers top-notch training and development opportunities for athletes. With the addition of SFC as their operating partner, CORE4 Athletic Complex is set to reach new heights in the world of elite basketball training.

February 1, 2024

Ohio County Schools wrapped up their “Gateway to the West” robotics middle school competition Thursday.

For two days, dozens of students from across the country, and even Canada, put their robots to the test at The Highlands Sports Complex.

This week’s event marked the first time the tournament took place, but school officials plan to continue the competition in the future.

“We have 60 middle school teams competing in a round-robin tournament that culminated into a single elimination tournament with a champion,” Ohio County Schools Innovation Director JoJo Shay said.

November 28, 2023

A massive new indoor pickleball facility in Macon, Ga., has officially been named Rhythm and Rally Sports and Events.

The state-of-the-art complex will feature 32 courts: 16 upstairs and 16 downstairs, with four pods of four courts on each level. The 150,000-square-foot pickleball facility will offer climate-controlled courts, day-use lockers, showers, and a pro shop. Rhythm and Rally Sports and Events will welcome local players while also attracting state, regional, and national tournaments.

December 27, 2023

Publix Sports Park has been named the National Complex of the Year for 2023 by the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA).

Publix Sports Park, 50 Chip Seal Parkway, Panama City Beach, is a $42 million facility that offers a wide variety of sports for the community to participate in.

According to a press release from Visit Panama City Beach, USSSA has approximately 3.5 million participants competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports in over 1,000 parks across the country.

Publix Sports Park features nine AstroTurf fields, 13 multipurpose fields, quality LED lighting, dedicated tournament buildings, two championship fields with seating for up to 1,500 spectators, and more than 1,000 parking spots.

August 23, 2023

Saturday, August 19 marked the much-anticipated grand opening of the Fort Bend Epicenter, a day of celebration, community engagement, and an undeniable spirit of unity. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., residents of Fort Bend County and surrounding areas came together to witness the unveiling of what promises to be a cornerstone for the community.

The event was made even more remarkable thanks to sponsor support from Energy Texas, Southwest Mitsubishi, GFL Environmental, Bud Light, Pepsi, and Chick-fil-A.

August 24, 2023

For the third consecutive year, Rocky Top Sports World has set a new economic impact record. During their ninth year in business, the 80-acre multisport facility welcomed more than 143,976 athletes, coaches, families, and friends to Gatlinburg. The award-winning complex contributed $76.3 million in economic impact during the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
Rocky Top Sports World saw an increase in the number of events, as well as the number of registrations at returning tournaments. The best-in-class facility hosted nearly 100 tournaments, camps, clinics, and events this past year and was booked 49 out of 52 weekends.

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