Improving communities through sport

Advisory, Development, & management clients

SFC Projects

Gulfport, MS

Gulfport Sportsplex is a 250-acre top-notch facility renowned for hosting major tournaments and World Series events. Home to elite ball fields and soccer facilities, it’s the perfect setting for premier athletic performances.

Cape Coral, FL

Upon its completion date set for June 2024, the Lake Kennedy Racquet Center is poised to become a juggernaut in the industry, not only in Florida but nationally, with state-of-the-art facilities designed for high-caliber tournaments.

Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg Sports Complex is one of the best youth sports venues in the southern United States. Located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the facility features 10 baseball/softball diamonds and 6 full-size soccer fields.

New Lenox, IL

Expected to open in the spring of 2025, the Crossroads Sports Complex will feature 29 youth baseball/softball diamonds or 12 soccer/multi-use fields with a welcome center, beer garden, and concession stands.

Paducah, KY

Expected to open in 2025, Paducah Sports Park will provide Kentucky with a state-of-the-art facility for community recreation and tournament play on their baseball/softball diamonds and multi-purpose long fields.

Chamblee, GA

CORE4 ATL is a state-of-the-art training facility and elite development academy founded by Paul Millsap with a focus on four core values.

Fruitland, MD

Crown Sports Center is a one-stop-shop family-friendly destination to host, play, and engage in sports and other fun activities.

Chesterfield, MO

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex is an exceptional tournament hub situated in the heart of Chesterfield, Missouri. This athletic complex stands as a testament to the city’s commitment to promote sports and active living.

Macon, GA

Rhythm & Rally is located in Macon, GA, and is the world’s largest indoor pickleball facility. There are 32 indoor, climate-controlled pickleball courts, lockers, showers, and a Pro-Shop, in a clean and fun playing environment.

Huntsville, AL

The Alabama A&M Events Center is a facility that seats 6,000 people for basketball and volleyball games, graduation ceremonies, and other Alabama A&M events. The facility also features locker rooms, training rooms, a Hall of Fame, and a kitchen.

Casper, WY

Wyo Sports Ranch is an indoor sports facility located in Casper, WY. Once complete, the 131,000 square foot facility will feature six basketball courts that can be converted to 12 volleyball courts and an indoor multipurpose turf field area that can also be converted to four additional basketball courts or eight volleyball courts. There will also be a strength and conditioning fitness center that is geared towards sports medicine. Wyo Sports Ranch is expected to open in early 2025.

Leetsdale, PA

Rize Sports is an indoor basketball facility in Leetsdale, Pa. Once complete, the facility will feature three NCAA regulation basketball courts with seating for around 80 spectators and one championship NCAA basketball court with seating for around 160 spectators. It will also include a state-of-the-art practice court. Other amenities at the facility include two multi-purpose team rooms, a café area, grab and go concession, lounge area, restrooms, and a training room. The facility will also have two multi-purpose rooms for small corporate meetings.

Springfield, MO

Allison Sports Town Complex is an indoor/outdoor venue that spans 82 acres, nestled near Deer Lake Golf Club. The premier sports complex offers 12 outdoor sports fields and a 94,000 sq. ft. indoor facility with four basketball courts or eight volleyball courts.

Abilene, TX

Adventure Cove is an aquatic facility in Abilene, TX with three water slides (Red Racer, Green Monster, and Big Blue), a lazy river, Stingray Bay zero-depth beach entry pool, Pete's Party Pavilion, and the Castaway Cafe.

Mattoon, IL

Emerald Acres Sports Connection is located in Mattoon, IL and features an indoor fieldhouse, outdoor fields, and a walkable retail development space.

Artesia, NM

Artesia Aquatic Center is located in Artesia, NM and features two indoor pools as well as a large outdoor recreational pool in the shape of a bulldog. The outdoor pool has a zero depth entry, a lazy river, three large slides, and a 25-foot tall oil rig that shoots water out of the top.

Tamarac, FL

Tamarac is an aquatic center with a 25 meter swimming pool, children's water playground, fitness center, and large pavilion located in Tamarac, FL.

Rosenberg, TX

The Fort Bend Epicenter is a 230,000-square-foot multipurpose arena that houses six basketball courts and 12 volleyball courts with a capacity of 10,000 seats.

Melbourne, FL

The USSSA Space Coast Complex (USCC) includes 1.3 million square feet of turf on 85 acres and provides athletes with 15 synthetic turf fields, including a 8,100-seat Championship Stadium.

Springfield, IL

Scheduled to open in 2025, Scheels Sports Park at Legacy Pointe will be Springfield’s latest sports destination. With eight fields, a 170,000-square-foot indoor sports dome, turf & sports courts, and more, this sports mega-plex will offer something for everyone.

Brandon, MS

The City of Brandon is a sports destination in Mississippi that welcomes local and out of town guests to 8 parks throughout the city. Two of which include Shiloh and Quarry Park, which together offer 17 baseball/softball diamonds, 11 full-size multi-purpose fields, an amphitheater, and so much more.

West Monroe, LA

The West Monroe Sports & Events is a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art sports facility that is set to open Spring of 2023 in West Monroe, LA.

Naples, FL

Paradise Coast Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art sports complex located in beautiful Naples, Florida, the nation’s premiere travel destination, that offers professional-quality sports fields, on-site entertainment and concessions. Book your next event with us today and experience sports and entertainment in paradise.

Bryan, TX

Welcoming athletes of all skill levels, Legends Event Center will be the new hub for basketball, volleyball, and even arcade lovers.  

Pecos, TX

Cyclone Ballparks is a baseball destination with 5 synthetic diamonds, gate house, concession building, and great lawn event/community space.

Reeds Spring, MO

Branson, MO

Ballparks of America offers players a chance to play on 2/3-size replicas of five iconic stadiums spanning the history of baseball.

Albertville, AL

Sand Mountain Park, located in Albertville, Alabama, has over 130 acres of sports, recreation, and entertainment areas.

Gatlinburg, TN

Rocky Top Sports World is a an indoor/outdoor sports tourism destination featuring six turf fields, six basketball courts, and a championship field.

Morristown, TN

Morristown Landing will be a venue dedicated to providing residents with amenities to play, gather, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Elizabthtown, KY

Comfortably spread over 150 acres, this championship complex offers features that would make the pros proud.

Bedford Park, IL

Located in the Village of Bedford Park, and just minutes from Midway airport, this 117,000 square foot facility is the ideal venue for major court and turf sports with the added value of a unique Family Entertainment Center and Fitness Center.

Wheeling, WV

Located just an hour outside of Pittsburgh and on the border of Ohio, this 200,000 square foot indoor sports center is an excellent addition to the existing Highlands development in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Hillsborough, NJ

Iron Peak Sports and Events is the ultimate multi-sport complex featuring more than 180,000 square feet of space, located in Hillsborough, NJ.

Sandusky, OH

This 145,000 square foot sports complex features 10 full-size basketball courts which convert to 20 full-size volleyball courts.

Hoover, AL

The Hoover Met Complex is a premier community recreation and sports tourism destination located in beautiful Hoover, AL.

Bridgeport, WV

The Bridge includes nearly 160,000 square feet of state-of-the art competition and entertainment space, fitness center, and competition pool.

Myrtle Beach, SC

The Myrtle Beach Sports Center gives your team, your tournament or your next event the home court advantage.

Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount has long been a player in the travel sports marketplace, hosting more than 100,000 players and visitors annually in North Carolina.

Overland Park, KS

This regional sports destination will be at the center of the Bluhawk campus, led by Price Brothers, which includes the expansion of AdventHealth South Overland Park, multiple hotels, and a movie theater as well as retail and dining.

Panama City Beach, FL

Publix Sports Park is a 210 acre park with 13 configurable fields located in Florida's beautiful panhandle.

Edmond, OK

This 17-acre aquatics facility brings Edmond, Oklahoma residents together to splash around, cool off, or enjoy a “dive-in” movie. With a focus on community engagement and family entertainment, this seasonal facility bustles from Memorial to Labor Day.

Starkville, MS

Cornerstone Sports Complex is located in Starkville, MS, home of Mississippi State University. This 12 field Sports Complex that will pave a pathway for future MSU students to develop a loyalty and following to MSU and Starkville athletics.

Marion, IL

SF Companies was engaged to produce feasibility study, cash flow forecasts, and a management plan for this highly publicized community recreation center.

Brooklyn, NY

Encompassing 170,000 ft² plus an outdoor component, the Aviator Sports & Recreation Center - located at Floyd Bennett Field - is a showcase facility of the National Park Service and part of the Gateway National Recreation Area and New York Harbor Parks.

Show Low, AZ

The City of Show Low is a destination in the Arizona White Mountains with a strong tourism industry, especially in the summer months. The City recognized the need to expand its tourism season and identified indoor sports and events as the turnkey.

Des Moines, Iowa

In 2017, parents and community members paid visit to the City of West Des Moines to propose the building of a new athletic complex. The idea came from the concerning shortage of local space for youth athletic teams/organizations to practice hockey and other sports.

Dupage County, Illinois

DuPage County is the second largest county in Illinois, with nearly 930,000 residents living in the County and 39 municipalities. Due to demand for sports tourism facilities and events in the area, the DuPage County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) recognized the need for the County to have a sports tourism master plan.

Hillsborough County, FL

Over the last 20 years, Hillsborough County has tested several different policies related to athletic field development, operations, maintenance, and improvement plans. Some parts of the County have seen enhancements in assets and programs, while other areas have not for many reasons.

Gardendale, AL

Bill Noble Park is an outdoor facility that serves as one of the region's premier tournament venues and provides amenities to the Gardendale community.

Seaside, OR

Seaside is a community along the Oregon coast served by the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District (SEPRD). To address the area’s childcare desert and to identify opportunities to better serve its residents, the SEPRD leadership team engaged SFC and Scott | Edwards Architecture to conduct a highest and best use study.

Eugene, OR

An indoor/outdoor facility that has a 30,000 square foot indoor field house and event spaces with an outdoor 100,000 square foot football field for outdoor games and events.

Springfield, VA

The St. James is a 450,000 square foot multi-sport, event, and fitness complex in Springfield, VA. This state-of-the-art complex features an ice rink, 52 meter competition pool, 40' climbing wall, basketball courts, spa, in-house restaurant, indoor turf, 50,000 square-foot health club and more.

Springfield, OR

Carrying forward a 2018 SFA study serving Travel Lane County, SFA was re-engaged by the Willamalane Park & Recreation District to produce a detailed financial forecast and economic impact analysis for a revised version of an indoor track and court facility that would expand Parks and Recreation programming, meet the community’s need for track and court-based activities, and generate new spending in Springfield and around Lane County. SFA’s analysis and recommendations are being used to determine ownership, governance structure, the business and operations plan, and funding mechanisms for the complex.

West Des Moines, IA

SFA was engaged to review of existing data review documentation, and resources related to the project including floor plans, feasibility projections, organization structure, budget, and lease agreements in order to build a market opportunity report. After reviewing the existing data, SFA facilitated a Business Development Strategy Session (BDPS) in which they focused on defining success and refining the client’s vision, value propositions, financial resources and core competencies, products and services, strategic alliances, and financial success metrics. We then produced our Pro Forma to provide insight into the financial potential of the project. The document included projections related to construction and start-up costs, revenues/expenses by product/program, EBITDA, net income, facility utilization, and more. SFA also produced an economic impact report to project economic activity from out-of-town visitors who would not be in the market but for the events that will be held at the proposed facility.

Springfield, OH

SFA was engaged to complete a market analysis of the greater Springfield area, which included strategic planning and involved discussions with key decision makers related to the program/activity plan. SFA produced a financial forecast and economic impact analysis and has subsequently been used as an ongoing resource for strategic initiatives to move the project forward.

Paducah, KY

SFA was engaged to complete a market analysis and community needs/demand assessment, including a planning/ strategy meeting with the City, a review of design concepts, and presentations to the City regarding early-stage findings/ recommendations. SFA completed a detailed financial forecast and economic impact study and is currently engaged in ongoing discussions in regard to assisting in the execution of the plan and evaluating additional opportunities for sports and recreation.

Hershey, PA

During the early stages of engagement, SFA completed a market analysis and community needs/demand assessment, including preliminary planning meetings with the Township and key decision makers related to the program/activity plan. SFA was then contracted to complete a detailed financial forecast. Since the development of the financial forecast, SFA has been engaged by the Township to participate in a series of public presentations and ongoing analyses to support the development process.

Woodridge, Il

SFA was engaged to complete a review of existing and historic documents and data as well as a market study. Next, SFA facilitated on-site planning and strategy meetings while also conducting site tours and leading key stakeholder interviews. This initial work has led into the completion of a financial forecast (pro forma) and feasibility study.

Glen Cove, NY

SFA reviewed existing data on the project, studied the market, and strategized the vision for the facility with the client. We then prepared an executive summary-level document acknowledging the market opportunity.

Southampton, NY

Based on a significant lack of access to indoor pools and a clear need to improve water safety in this East-End Long Island community, SFA has been supporting this non-profit endeavor since 2017. Throughout the long-standing engagement, SFA has developed multiple rounds of financial forecasts, public presentations, marketing materials, and fundraising strategies.

Lancaster, PA

As the largest and most innovative indoor sports complex in the country, Spooky Nook Sports, located just outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the ultimate destination for families, athletes and businesses. With more than 700,000 square feet under one roof and over 50 acres of outdoor facilities, the Nook Sports facility has the unique capacity to simultaneously host clubs, leagues, tournaments and championship events throughout every season. SFA, SFD, and SFM were engaged throughout the development of the facility from concept development through Grand Opening events.

Frisco, CO

SFA scope of work included a review of existing data review, site tour/stakeholder interviews, program analysis, and financial forecasting for the masterplan. As requested in the RFP, SFA will continue to provide support with project implementation, financing, and operations.

Normal, Il

SFA conducted community user group and stakeholder interviews, as well as producing planning documentation. SFA then produced a financial forecast to provide insight into the financial potential of the project.

Santa Clara, CA

City Beach Volleyball Club is primarily located at our 5-court facility in Santa Clara. During the volleyball club’s season City Beach will host Power League, Area League, Invitational, and Youth-Rec teams. City Beach offers fall training teams, seasonal camps, academic volleyball camps, and private instruction.

Eau Claire, WI

During the planning and design process, SFM worked as an “Owner’s Representative” in partnership with the design and construction teams to ensure the facility design supports the Pro Forma. This included critical adjacencies, space planning, and operational details. The SFM venue design team ensured the athletic spaces and equipment meet the requirements for leagues, tournaments, events, and other supporting programming through our FF&E (Furnishings, Fixture & Equipment) procurement process.

Cleveland, OH

Adrenaline Monkey opened in June 2018 with management services from SFM including pre-opening planning, staffing, marketing, and operational structure. Inspiring “Adventure For Life”, Adrenaline Monkey is a state-of-the-art family adventure and performance training center.

Providence, RI

Working with the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority and the operator of both the convention center and indoor arena in Providence, SFA was engaged to evaluate multiple sites and multiple business models that could contribute to tourism-driving events in and around Providence. SFA provided insights and data related to two sites that would be suited to two different facility types, each of which was recommended based on use of land, potential development incentives, surrounding infrastructure, local demand, existing service providers, expected financial performance, and expected economic impact.

Elizabethtown, KY

Comfortably spread over 150 acres, this championship complex offers features that would make the pros proud.

Hilliard, OH

Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports (BJES) is renowned as one of the leading indoor sports training centers in the country.

Union County, NJ

The Warinanco Park Skating Rink—a familiar old friend and landmark for Union County skaters since 1961.

Oldsmar, FL

Empower Adventures Tampa Bay is a 20 acre ropes course and adventure facility focusing on team building and family entertainment built on a 40 acre wilderness preserve.

Pinellas County, FL

SFA conducted a market analysis and community needs/demand assessment, including strategic planning meetings, key stakeholder and user group interviews, discussions with key decision makers related to the program/activity plan, and presentations of their findings/recommendations.

State of Florida

In one of SFA’s most important initiatives, SFA worked with Florida Recreation and Park Association, the Center for Disease Control, the Florida Sports Foundation, and dozens of other professionals and organizations to demonstrate the impact of parks across several impact areas, including property values, tourism spending, job creation, environmental savings, public safety, and health care cost savings. The Parks Impact Calculator is educating and empowering parks and recreation professionals as well as elected officials throughout the State to recognize the value of places and programs to play, and the reports that are generated by the calculator are being used to inform funding decisions for parks systems all over Florida. The Florida Parks Impact Calculator is now being used as the baseline for similar state-specific calculators SFA is producing around the country.

Crete, Il

SFA conducted Funding Support Services for the client, which included identifying strategic public, private, and community partners, building a project presentation for potential funding sources (bound copies of financial forecasts, market research documents, and investor/lender information packets), and representing the project in formal meetings.

Bee Cave, TX

Hill Country Indoor will provide Travis County residents with a state-of-the-art indoor sports facility that will enable both adults and youth, the ability to enjoy sports year round.

State of Michigan

In one of the most comprehensive state-wide studies of the economic impact of sports ever conducted, SFA worked with ten destination marketing organizations across the State of Michigan to determine the contribution of youth and amateur sports on the State’s economy. In total, SFA evaluated and reported on more than 430 events that bring more than $320 million in visitor spending annually throughout Michigan.

Schenectady, NY

The plan for this best-in-class competitive natatorium includes a 50-meter competition pool, a diving well, a warm-up pool, and a leisure pool that will improve aquatics-based competition options for participants in USA Swimming, National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHSA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Federation International de Natation Amateur (FINA), USA Water Polo, USA Diving, USA Synchronized Swimming, USA Masters Swimming, The YMCA, and more. SFA worked with strategic partner Counsilman-Hunsaker to support concept development and operational projections, with SFA’s primary areas of focus being on economic impact and funding options.

Fort Worth, TX

SFA conducted a comprehensive suite of products, including the market opportunity report, a financial forecast, an economic impact study, and funding support services. The engagement by defining the project, establishing revenue and business models, identifying potential project partners and funding mechanisms, and developing criteria for evaluating potential sites. As part of our Funding Support Services, we developed a project presentation for potential funding sources with an overview of the project, crafting a compelling and relevant message for select audiences. We then worked with our clients to facilitate meetings with key stakeholders and/or potential funding partners, including representatives from the private and/or public sector, reviewing financial forecasts, market research documents, investor/lender information packets.

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