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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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Jamie Cox Named General Manager of Panama City Beach Complex

The Panama City Beach Sports Complex has hired Jamie Cox as its general manager. The complex, created by Visit Panama City Beach and managed by Sports Facilities Management, opened in 2019 and was previously led by J.D. Wood, who recently left for a position at the Dallas Sports Commission. Cox has 15 years of experience […]

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Ballparks of America Now Operated by SFM

The Ballparks of America complex in Branson, Missouri, which features several two-third replicas of Major League Ballparks from years past and present, will be managed by Sports Facilities Management under a new agreement that was reached recently. The Ballparks of America complex opened in 2016 and was recently bought by four Springfield, Missouri, businessman: Greg […]

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