Youth and community sports complex design standards are heavily influenced by collegiate and professional sports standards.
The opening process is launched before the first shovel hits the ground. From vendor selection, staff selection and training to software, bookkeeping structure, and marketing and branding, the pre-opening process for a family entertainment sports complex is a once-in-a-lifetime event for most of our clients.
We begin with a planning summit meeting where we develop a date-driven timeline of action steps and projects. Projects such as site preparation, zoning/permitting and construction to vendor selection, brand development, pre-opening marketing, pre-opening staffing, staff training, program development, and registration software and bookkeeping systems. Other critical systems, including banking, communications, operations systems, and safety and risk management are also developed at this time. Each of these systems must be executed well to provide for an on-time opening and to achieve the forecasted revenue goals of your family entertainment sports complex.
In most cases, Sports Facilities Advisory clients have limited experience with the opening phase. Even our most experienced operators require a project team working on the various aspects of opening. With SFA and SFM you will have a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to the success of your family entertainment sports complex. For investors and funding sources, SFA and SFM’s involvement provides assurance that the project will achieve its early-stage forecasts which are critical to the long-term viability of these multi-million dollar developments.