There’s no other management firm committed to youth sports and community recreation like us – and no one with our experience, expert team, or customized approach. Whether the desire is to enter the sports travel landscape on the national level or provide a first-class experience to every member of the community, SFM consistently produces the results our clients desire.
Our proven track record of over-delivering on economic impact and creating exceptional programs demonstrates both our ability and our desire to serve clients and communities at the highest level.
SFM serves clients in every stage of development – from great idea to getting results. We’re here to help.
Planning & Feasibility: In conjunction with our sister firm, Sports Facilities Advisory, we assist clients in the planning, financial forecasting, site selection, financing, and partnership development to create incredible sports destinations.
SFM provides expert guidance and leadership to our clients through architect and GC selection, community partnership development, budget and business planning as well as marketing, facility booking, hiring & training – everything you need to build the business of your travel sports complex. This is the turn-key solution you need to ensure your facility opens on time, on budget, and booked with events.
SFM’s experienced operators and FF&E/OSE team act similar to an owner’s representative to ensure your facility is not only beautiful, but also operationally efficient as well. This includes working with the architect and general contractors, specifying and purchasing specialty equipment like turf, gymnasium floors, and athletic equipment, as well as operating supplies & equipment. We often save clients hundreds of thousands of dollars during this process.
Our team of experienced marketers and designers understand how to create a facility brand that will stand out on the national stage. This includes brand and logo development, marketing and PR strategy, website project management, content writing, social/digital marketing, and more. Our team works with city communication and press officials, private developers, and other project stakeholders to create marketing momentum to launch a successful brand.
Our team is built for one thing – maximizing the results of sports, recreation, and events centers. Clients maintain ownership of their own assets and has direct oversight over the project as well as full transparency to the business. We have subject matter experts in recruiting, legal/risk, marketing, facility operations, event booking, and program development to ensure every aspect of the facility runs with excellence. Like our development services, this is a turn-key approach to professional outsourced management.
For facility owners and communities who manage their own operations, we offer performance assessments and optimization plans. This includes a review of the facility organizational structure and staff, programs, marketing systems, and physical assets as well as interviews with stakeholders such as parks and recreation directors, economic developers, user groups, and city officials. The outcome of this study is a plan to optimize the operation – from lower expenses to increasing the number of participants or events.