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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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Former MLB Player Named GM of Branson Sports Complex

The ownership of Ballparks of America in Branson, Missouri, in partnership with Sports Facilities Management, has named Scott Bailes as the new general manager of the complex. Bailes, who is a former baseball player whose MLB career spanned 10 seasons, was also the founder of Sports World, an indoor training facility. He also worked with […]

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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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Harvey Greenidge Hired to Run West Virginia Complex

Highlands Sports Complex, a new multisport complex in Wheeling, West Virginia, has hired Harvey Greenidge as general manager. The announcement was made by the Ohio County Development Authority, which oversees the project in partnership with Sports Facilities Management. Greenidge is a youth sports industry veteran who has previously worked with the YMCA. He has worked […]

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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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