Improving communities through sport

Sports Facilities Advisory

Since our founding in 2003,

The Sports Facilities Companies has built a reputation as the leading sports, recreation, fitness and entertainment development planning firm in the United States. We help both municipalities and private sector groups build a plan that can take their vision from idea to opening day and beyond thanks to our experts in all phases of facility development, our unprecedented access to industry-leading data and a wealth of experience operating some of the nation’s top venues.

With each project, our goal is to build and improve communities through sport. We meet this goal through a comprehensive set of services that help clients refine their vision for a new facility.

Our market opportunity report, financial forecasting and economic impact studies provide an accurate assessment of a project’s potential to reach its revenue, financial, or economic impact goals. The information generated from these reports is a key component in the process of attaining funding partners for your development project.

SFC also provides clients with our Funding Toolkit, which includes a funding project plan, timelines, world class presentation materials, and sponsorship, tenant and user agreements, among other items. The toolkit further guides the process of building partnerships, incentives, tenants, and early sponsors for new venue developments.

Additionally, SFC has developed custom tools and services to help communities optimize their facilities, develop community-wide parks and recreation master plans, and quantify the value of their sports centers and parks and recreation assets.

We’ve established exclusive partnerships with the following organizations

“We have a deep commitment to improving the health and economic outcomes of the communities we serve. It’s this commitment that has led us to become the industry leader in all phases of facility planning”

Evan Eleff, COO & Member, Sports Facilities Advisory, LLC


$10 billion in planned projects


Relied on by financial institutions


Advised over 2,000 communities both in the U.S. and internationally

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Evan Eleff has created the industry’s most reliable financial forecasting and programmatic data for planning and funding recreation, wellness, fitness, and sports projects as well as community wide recreation master plans. Since joining SFA|SFM in 2012, Evan has led the SFA team in producing market studies, facility plans, financial forecasts, economic impact analyses, feasibility studies, and strategic funding initiatives for more than 1,500 communities around the world and a portfolio of more than $8 billion of planned assets. In 2019, he partnered with the Florida Recreation and Park Association to launch the first ever Park Impact Calculator – the culmination of a year-long, state-wide study that included members of the FRPA, CDC, and economic advisors. Evan is continuing this groundbreaking work in California and Kansas in 2020. To learn more about Evan and the other members of our outstanding team, visit our team page.

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