Improving communities through sport

Sports Facility Development

Sports Facilities Development works to lead the design and development of sports, recreation, and entertainment facilities that meet the needs of end users and delights guests. Our team of architects, construction professionals, engineers, and facility operators have a wealth of experience in all aspects of venue design, procurement, and construction and have guided the development of many of the nation’s top facilities.

Our goal is to increase access to sport in communities throughout the United States. To accomplish this, we work collaboratively with project architects and AEC firms in the planning stages of venue development. Through our experience and expertise, we are often able to expedite costs while creating a facility built for operational excellence. We’ve assisted clients in saving both 100 of hours and thousands of dollars through our processes for equipment evaluation, vendor negotiation, and coordination of the delivery, installation, and assembly of equipment. Our most recent projects have come an average of nearly $400,000 under budget while becoming some of the most sought-after venues in the country.


Through owner’s representation services, SFD provides project management and guidance throughout the development process to ensure the project aligns the client’s goals, meets operator specifications, and is completed on-time and on-budget.

In venue planning services, we offer our experience and unique perspective as the sports facility operators to ensure each space is designed optimally for our clients’ programming needs, including all sport rule compliance and spectator, athletic, and event considerations, along with additional revenue opportunities, and optimized food & beverage (F&B) layout. We also work with our marketing and branding team to ensure best practices are being used in the placement of brand elements.

We lead the procurement process for our clients as well. This includes both furnishings, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) and operating supplies and equipment (OSE) for facility projects. Items we’ve helped to procure include F&B equipment, Point of Sale hardware/software, indoor and outdoor furnishings, IT network infrastructure, security cameras, field and athletic equipment, and maintenance items. Our industry experience and relationships uniquely position us to establish interest campaigns on behalf of our clients. Our process includes creating RFP’s to obtain vendors and materials, product and service evaluations, presenting recommendations.

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