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Sports Facilities Companies to Operate Cornerstone Sports Complex in Starkville

The Sports Facilities Companies has been named the operating partner for the Cornerstone Sports Complex in Starkville, Mississippi, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2022 as a regional baseball destination. Starkville is home to the 2021 College World Series champions Mississippi State Bulldogs. The venue itself will cost more than $20 million […]

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Sports Facilities Companies Launches Volleyball Venture

Sports Facilities (SF) Companies has announced a partnership with Showtime Events to establish a new brand of volleyball tournaments called Hype Nation, LLC. The series will begin in 2021 and anticipates generating $6 million in economic impact in its first two events alone. The move comes just months after the company that designs and manages […]

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AAU held its Junior Nationals Volleyball Championships this summer, but indoor events during the winter will pose new challenges for event organizers. Photo: AAU

Experts Say Indoor Events Pose Different Challenges

In the past weeks, the threat of COVID-19’s ability to disrupt indoor sports event has only grown. On every level from youth to professional, teams and leagues are trying to figure out how — or if — they can practice and compete in a healthy and safe fashion. The ability to play an indoor sport […]

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Jim Arnold Joins Sports Facilities Companies

Sports Facilities (SF) Companies has announced that Jim Arnold will join the youth and amateur sports venue management, development, and planning company in the role of national business development director. In the new role, Arnold will lead the company’s client engagement across the United States. Arnold has a long history with sports venues, launching Ripken […]

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Sports Facilities Companies Launches Lacrosse Events Company

Sports Facilities Companies will launch a new lacrosse events company, Halo LAX, which marks an entry into the space of event organizers for the company that advises and manages youth sports complexes across the country. In addition, the company, which includes Sports Facilities Management, has announced a separate deal with tournament registration company EventConnect to […]

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Construction Begins on Chicagoland Sports Complex

Construction has begun on a new multisport complex near Chicago’s Midway Airport in the village of Bedford Park. Once completed, the Midway Central Station complex will feature 116,000 square feet for indoor sports, events and recreation, with the project scheduled to open by summer 2021. The project will have space for eight basketball courts or […]

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Fans were already learning social distancing during MLB's spring training. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Images

Special Report: How COVID-19 has Changed the Sports-Event Industry

After months of waiting, you and your spouse are heading to the stadium. After a wait of what seems like forever to be at a game, your mobile tickets are loaded on the phone as you get out of your car and head over to the stadium entrance, making sure to stop six feet from […]

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Dev Pathik and Jason Clement: Signs of Hope for the Youth Sports Market

The halt to sports has had a big impact on the youth market, just as it has at the collegiate and professional levels. In this conversation that SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz has with Dev Pathik and Jason Clement, the co-founders of the Sports Facilities Companies, we’ll take a deep dive on exactly what […]

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Industry Leaders Praise Event Ownership Model

Being able to have an event that you own outright is even more important during the uncertain times of the coronavirus pandemic, panelists agreed during a Sports ETA webinar on March 27. “We probably had 15 events that were scheduled in the March-April-May time frame,” said Ray Palmer, president of Pensacola Sports. “Five of those […]

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