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Questions to Ask a Potential Sports Facility Management Company

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Sports Facility Management Questions

Management runs your sports facility. Without a solid sports facility management company, the facility that you spent a significant amount of time and money creating won’t function to its greatest capacity. Many companies may claim to be experienced in sports facility management, but in reality, they weren’t being completely truthful. Being misled by a company like that can leave you scrambling to keep your sports facility running the way it should be.
So how do you determine which sports facility management team is the best for your facility? Here are a few questions that you can use to figure out the best management company for your sports complex or recreation center.

How Many Years Have You Been a Company?

When hiring any sort of management company, especially a sports facility management company, it’s important to determine how long the company has been in business. Typically, if a company that has been in business for years, that means they have valuable management experience that they can bring to your business. An experienced sports facility management company means they can provide references to their work style as well.
Experience in management can be a double-edged sword, however. Some companies may be set in their particular management style and it could cause issues with how you want your facility to be run. Be sure to check references and ask their other clients about how the company met their needs and how satisfied they were with the management company experience.

What Sports Do You Specialize in?

If you are opening a sports complex that is focused on a specific sport like baseball or softball, you’ll want a management company that has some experience with running facilities focused on that specific sport. While specific experience shouldn’t make or break your decision, it can be extremely helpful because they know the intricacies of managing that particular type of facility.
This question should also lead into how many facilities they can manage at once. Sports complexes have multiple courts or fields that are often used at the same time. If you have 10 fields and the company you are considering has only managed 3 at the same time, you may want to consider a more experienced company.

What is Your Vision for My Sports Facility?

When looking for a sports facility management company, you want to choose a company that has a similar managerial outlook to your own. After you give them a bit of background on your facility and your plans, ask them why their team will help you accomplish those plans. A management team should be able to take your ideas and make them a reality or to help you fine tune your ideas and make them even better.

An Experienced Sports Facility Management Company

If you are looking for an experienced and established sports facility management company, SFA SFM can help! We have years of experience in working with all kinds of sports facilities. We know what it takes to run your facility, and will work with you to create a plan to accomplish the goals for your facility. For more information about the services we offer, check out our Sports Facilities Advisory website or contact our office today.

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