The Pitch: Appealing to Your Town’s Decision Makers

Pitch meeting.

While your careful planning and organization are critical to the success of your project, it will take the approval and support of local community leaders to make your vision a reality. For many sports facilities and complexes, the final project approval decision will come from the officials in your community. Sports Facilities Advisory can help […]

Examples of Sports Tourism: Successful Sports Tourism Events

Sports tourists at sporting event supporting their teams.

Sports tourism is a well-established concept, but many investors and entrepreneurs are still not quite sure what it could mean for their projects. Successful sporting events lead to increased sports tourism, generating recognition and revenue for your sports facility, local businesses, and the whole community. However, success is never guaranteed; it requires intelligent investment, patience, […]

The Value of Local Parks for the Community

People in a local park.

Sports Facilities Advisory focuses on a wide variety of different sports, recreation, and community facilities. Through many years of experience in delivering the best in facility planning and management, we have developed an in-depth understanding of the benefits of an active community. This extends beyond indoor sport centers to include parks and recreation as well. […]

Health and Wellness Benefits of Parks and Recreation

People running in the park

The economic benefits of new parks and recreation projects are very important, particularly when deciding whether to build a new facility in a community. But there are plenty of other positive ways that parks and recreation projects can impact your community. Today in the SFA SFM blog, we’ll talk specifically about the health and wellness […]

Public Parks and Social Equity

Group of people practicing yoga in a public park

Public parks are a crucial resource for communities across the US. They are available to everyone, regardless of age, race, income, or physical and cognitive ability. There are many social benefits of accessible public parks that should not be overlooked. Providing a place for recreational opportunities and open, natural space benefits the entire community. To […]

SFA Presents to Wisconsin’s Sports, Recreation, and Tourism Leaders

Evan Eleff, COO of Sports Facilities Advisory

On January 10, SFA COO Evan Eleff presented to more than 60 professionals at the Wisconsin Sports Tourism Town Hall Workshop.  The session, titled Keys to Sports Tourism Destination Planning, focused on pivotal experiences, insights and considerations for successfully developing a facility that can compete and win in today’s rapidly growing and increasingly competitive youth […]

SFA Works With Top International Resort to Expand Travel Sports Opportunities

SFA recently visited Atlantis, one of the world’s most well-known vacation resorts, to help identify options for building on its sports tourism program.  Atlantis currently hosts Atlantis Crown Invitational, an annual international gymnastics meet that brings more than 1,200 youth athletes to Paradise Island, Bahamas, as well as a Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis, […]

SFA Represents Perfect Game in Search for National Headquarters

Perfect Game, the United States’ preeminent host of amateur baseball events, engaged SFA to lead the selection of a new headquarters and flagship sports tourism destination baseball complex.  Currently based in Iowa, Perfect Game hosts more than 100 tournaments and showcases each year, generates more than $200 million in direct spending to host locations on […]