Park Design: What Is Your Community Looking for in a Park?

Designing a park

If you are planning to build a new park, you have to consider what designs and features will appeal to the members of your community. Parks can bring a lot of benefit to the community, but they must offer something that people want. In this SFA SFM article, we’ll talk about tailoring your new park […]

Essential Steps for a Grand Opening Event

Cutting a red ribbon.

Your sports facility or recreation center will be the heart of your community. You should keep this concept in mind from the very beginning, which means that the grand opening of your location should be a community event. When it comes time for your opening, you should involve your community to be sure that you […]

How to Attract Senior Citizens to Your Recreation Center

Senior citizens going for a walk

Recreation centers are a hub for people of all ages to participate in community activities. Offering everything from youth basketball leagues to adult exercise classes, there should always be something for everyone at the community recreation center. Unfortunately, senior citizens are often unintentionally excluded from the programs offered at recreation centers. According to the US […]

The Importance of Feasibility Studies

Feasibility study documents.

In any long-term project, detailed planning is absolutely essential. Whether you are planning a recreation facility, a sports complex, or a large-scale community center, knowledge and preparation will lead to success. A feasibility study is one of the most important parts of your planning and contains many vital steps for successful preparation. What makes a […]

Get the Ball Rolling: Starting a Recreational Center in Your Town

Starting line concept

Let’s create something today Get Started There are many ways to bring a community together, but few places are a better hub for community gathering and fun than a recreation center. Just about everyone from kids to adults to seniors can find something to enjoy about their local recreation center. The benefits are numerous but […]

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, […]