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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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The Basin Sports Complex Names Andy Cedillo as General Manager

Andy Cedillo has been named general manager of The Basin Sports Complex by the University of Texas Permian Basin, which hosts the community sports property in Odessa, Texas, that is managed by Sports Facilities Management. Cedillo’s background includes parks and recreation and events management as part of the city of Midland and their Parks and […]

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Sports Facilities Management to Operate Outdoor Sports Complex at UT-Permian Basin

The University of Texas Permian Basin and Sports Facilities Management, a division of the Sports Facilities Companies, have announced a new partnership where SFM will assume the operation of UT-Permian Basin’s community sports property, recently re-named The Basin Sports Complex. University President Sandy Woodley and Todd Dooley, the school’s athletic director, will partner with SFC […]

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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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