Panama City Beach Sports Complex– Panama City Beach, FL
Through a public-private partnership with the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, St. Joe Company and Bay District Schools, sports enthusiasts will enjoy a brand new, world-class sports complex on the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches in 2019. This new project (with 210 acres of donated land) will be one of the largest complexes in the southeast.
The new sports complex will feature:
- $37 million project
- The outdoor field complex will feature 13 full size rectangle fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football, flag football
- 5 of the fields will be multi-purpose full-size for baseball
- 9 of the 13 fields feature a turf surface
- On-site concessions
- Premiere tournament buildings
This facility is under SFM’s full-time management.
Wood is an experienced sports tourism industry leader who has had the privilege of working with prestigious sports organizations including the Dallas Sports Commission, National Senior Games and Texas A&M Athletics. J.D. Wood was most recently, the Tourism Manager for the City of College Station. He was responsible for recruiting, coordinating and managing the tourism based athletic and special events that take place in College Station. Wood is enthusiastic about his new role at the complex, stating: “I am excited and appreciative of the opportunity to be named the General Manager of the brand-new Panama City Beach Sports Complex. The opportunity to join the SFM family and be a part of a great team in an amazing destination is something that I could not pass up! I look forward to adding to the tourism landscape in Panama City Beach and helping establish it as year-round sports tourism destination.”