• Private Developers

    Planning, funding, opening, and management services


Mixed-use developers, professional and retired athletes, entrepreneurs, medical and rehabilitative-sports organizations, league and sport club owners, and other private sector developers rely on The Sports Facilities Advisory and The Sports Facilities Management to turn concepts into properly designed and fully funded sports facilities and operations. To our team members, every project is a truly unique opportunity to apply our ever growing knowledge and tools.

Our client’s motivations are wide ranging and include a desire to serve community, build wealth, improve program quality, and to promote the health and well being of athletes of all ages. What unifies SFA’s clients is the knowledge that sports matter to our communities and that sports facilities can have a dramatic impact on athletes and members.

SFA provides facility planning, funding, opening, and sports facility management services to new and existing operators who are ready to take things to the next level. We do this work with great passion and energy because each of our team members knows that it is a privilege to work in an industry that contributes to the health and well being of millions of guests and athletes.

If you are planning new sports facilities or seek to optimize an existing sport or recreation center, SFA has the industries best advisors and a library of analytical, forecasting, business planning, and development systems and models that allow our clients to accelerate the maturation of ideas into action.

SFA’s recent projects range from training academies to large league play and tournament style sports facilities. From turf, to hardwood, ice to aquatics, even adventure sports, rock climbing gyms, family entertainment centers, and outdoor sports parks, we have seen and worked on projects of nearly every type. Our team is passionate, proven, honest, and we become personally invested in helping our clients achieve their most ambitious goals.

In collaboration with our clients we have opened many of the most well known indoor and outdoor sports facilities and recreation centers in markets across the U.S. and internationally.

SFA’s sister company - The Sports Facilities Management provides sports facility management systems and services including both consulting and full-time day-today management of new and existing operations. This capability and our proven track record, provides enormous value during the financing phase because financing sources are typically only willing to finance projects that are led by experienced teams. With SFA and SFM on your team, you benefit from our vast experience and financing sources will trust that your facility will employ proven marketing and operational systems. We offer management systems set-up, consulting, and full time management.

SFA’s clients include indoor and outdoor sports complexes representing:

  • Soccer
  • Softball/Baseball
  • Fitness
  • Laser Tag
  • Lacrosse
  • Video Arcade
  • Volleyball
  • BMX
  • Football
  • Rock Climbing Gyms
  • And much more

SFM Aquatics, LLC is our aquatics management company. We provide aquatics facility audits, optimization plans, management training, and full time management services. This specialized company is partnered with Counsilman-Hunsaker - the largest aquatics design firm in the world.

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