Youth and community sports complex design standards are heavily influenced by collegiate and professional sports standards.
Family Entertainment Centers (FEC) include a variety of options that are experienced as small amusement parks. These video arcade redemption, laser tag, indoor and outdoor adventure parks, Go-Kart racing, and other activity center environments are well suited as complements to sports facilities. These unique attractions offer exciting opportunities for developers and communities.
Over the years Sports Facilities Advisory has provided expertise in business and facility planning, feasibility studies, vendor selection, development funding, operational setup, and management of venues that include an assortment of family entertainment options.
SFA and SFM (Sports Facilities Management) have guided clients and communities through the programming, design, and vendor selection process of converting existing and vacant retail spaces into family entertainment center operations and sports facilities.
In most cases the rationale for consideration of an FEC is to drive higher revenue per square foot than is possible with many sports facilities, to extend the length of stay for typical sports participants, and to attract birthday party, special events, and recreation visits. These attractions are often an ideal complement to a traditional sports center but they can also be developed as stand-alone operations. When well-planned and executed, family entertainment centers and sports facilities provide high-quality recreation, memorable experiences, and high revenue per square foot.
These sports facilities and family entertainment centers include program options such as: