Improving communities through sport

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Ishan Patel

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Ishan Patel

Ishan is an emerging sports facility management and development professional with experience supporting operations for some of the top names in sports, including the Vinik Sports Group (Tampa Bay Lightning). Ishan combines his passion for building community and an understanding of facility operations to make a great impact in his role as a Project Coordinator at the Sports Facilities Companies.

In his role, Ishan will work with our development services team to manage new and existing venue projects, FF&E procurement, drawing reviews and markups, and other venue operations items. He will also help our project managers and project executives with coordinating all aspects of design support, project management, and product procurement.

Ishan had previously worked as a project manager for the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL and as a hockey development ambassador for the Tampa Bay Lightning. While working with the Lightning, Ishan helped to grow the sport of hockey in the Tampa Bay area by hosting clinics and recreational leagues for all ages.


  • University of Florida – Bachelor of Science in Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

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