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Sports Complex Design And Your Funding

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How Does Sports Complex Design Factor Into Funding?

For community or recreation center developers and builders, funding is an obstacle that you won’t be able to avoid. Whether you are getting most of your funding from the town or city you are in or putting together your own campaign for funds, you are going to have to raise the money one way or another.
For facility developers, sports complex design is among the first things to be stripped due to a lack of funding. Functionality always takes precedence over aesthetics. Today, Sports Facilities Advisory will take a look at what role funding plays in sports complex design.

Why Is Sports Complex Design Important?

As noted, sports complex design is often the first thing that goes out the window when there are funding issues. But when people come to your facility, their first impression will play a major role in whether or not they come back. This is true of any business, and it’s what makes design such an important element of your project.

When Does Design Become Too Important?

With that being said, there is a point where sports complex design has to take a backseat for the sake of development funding. Design elements can be expensive, and they often aren’t essential to the facility itself or it’s functionality. So, while facility developers ignoring complex design is a very prevalent problem, the flip side is putting too much funding into facility design.
If you are developing a facility in a smaller town or through your own funding campaign, complex design will be a lower priority. In these situations, it is important for leadership to have a solid grasp on what they can handle financially, especially if aesthetics are a big part of your vision. You don’t want to completely forsake design, but if you have a team of people who prioritize it, spending can quickly get out of hand.

Finding The Balance

Budgeting for non-essential things like sports complex design can be difficult, especially when your budget isn’t increasingly large. Finding the right balance between functionality and aesthetics is important for your team, not just in developing your facility, but also for the future.

Contact SFA For Further Design Help

At SFA, we specialize in helping get facilities off the ground and moving forward. We want to help you find a sports complex design solution that is financially viable. Give us a call today at (727) 483-7910 or contact us online for more information.

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