One of the great days in our organization is when a community gathers to cut the ribbon on a brand-new sports or recreation venue. It’s a culmination of the hard work of many people in our organization, but more importantly it’s an open door to the power of sports. Our mission is to improve the health and economic vitality of the communities we serve. When we see the crowds of people at a ribbon cutting or groundbreaking ceremony, families gathered to cheer on their children’s games, or friends gathering for community celebrations, we are one step closer to fulfilling our mission and motivated to continue to work tirelessly to achieve unprecedented results in all phases of facility development and operations.

At the Sports Facilities Companies, our team comes from a wide variety of places and industries. From former professional athletes, entrepreneurs, and facility operators to executive and leadership positions with big brands like Galleon’s Sporting Goods, House of Blues, YMCA, and more, our staff is unified by the belief that sport positively impacts lives far beyond the field or court. We’re also passionate about increasing access to sport for all. As such, we have become one of the founding members of the Aspen Institute’s Project Play 2020 initiative, developed partnerships in the communities we serve, and launched the SF Access program; all initiatives designed to create the opportunity for “free and reduced-cost play” for more kids and families across the country.

Since 2003, the Sports Facilities Companies, comprised of Sports Facilities Advisory, Sports Facilities Management, and Sports Facilities Development, have become the trusted resource for communities who want to plan, fund, develop, or operate sports, recreation, entertainment and fitness centers. In this time, we’ve guided projects in over 3,000 communities nationwide and overseen $15 billion in developed projects. Through our managed venues in the SF Network, we host more than 25 million visits annually and drive $200 million in overnight hotel stays annually.

While we are tremendously proud of these accomplishments, they wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated efforts of our team and their commitment to our core values. For us, the values of excellence, service, accountability, and collaboration are more than just words, they are guiding ideals that are infused into all our actions. They fuel our client interaction from the first business development planning meeting to groundbreaking to opening day and beyond.