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Date: 08/25/2021

Cornerstone Park in Starkville, Miss., Expected to Draw 200,000 to 250,000 Annually

The new baseball/softball-focused sports tourism destination expects to welcome 200,000 to 250,000 visitors annually and drive a $17 million direct economic impact in its first year of operation.

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Date: 08/11/2021

Sports Facilities Companies to Operate Cornerstone Sports Complex in Starkville

Complex in Mississippi scheduled to open summer of 2022

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Date: 08/03/2021

Rocky Top Sports World Welcomes Nearly 136,000 Attendees, Posts $47 million Economic Impact

In its seventh year of operation, Rocky Top Sports World welcomed more than 135,700 athletes, spectators, families, and friends to Gatlinburg.

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Date: 07/15/2021

Rocky Top Sports World Makes Summertime News with Football Events

It’s the peak of summer and for many, football might be a thought for the hazy future – but many aren’t the staff of Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg.

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Date: 07/13/2021

Chris Kudera Hired to Lead TNT Sportsplex in Kingsport

The Tennessee venue is operated by Sports Facilities Companies

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Date: 07/01/2021

City of Bryan, TX Breaks Ground on $41 Million Indoor Sports & Events Center, Names Sports Facilities Companies as Operator

Recently Named 'Legends Event Center' Slated to Open Fall of 2022

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Date: 06/30/2021

The Bridge Sports Complex Celebrates Its Grand Opening

North Central West Virginia’s newest indoor sports and recreation center, The Bridge Sports Complex, has officially opened its doors with a celebration at the end of June.

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Date: 06/26/2021

NFL’s Goodwin runs another successful youth sports camp at Highlands Sports Complex

The fifth football and basketball camp was held at the Highlands Sports Complex in Triadelphia and was headed by Dallas Cowboys Cornerback C.J. Goodwin.

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Date: 06/09/2021

Following National Talent Search Cyclone Ballparks Announces Hiring of General Manager

Cathy Garcia is appointed as operational leader at the new baseball complex in Pecos, TX

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Date: 05/26/2021

Hundreds of High School Lacrosse Players To Compete at Halo LAX College Recruiting Showcases

Halo LAX Announces DII and DIII Showcases for Summer/Fall 2021

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Date: 05/06/2021

World Lacrosse to Host Free 6V6 Coaches Clinic in Polk County, Florida

Florida company, Halo LAX partners with World Lacrosse to provide in-depth training on the emerging 6V6 lacrosse model

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Date: 04/12/2021

TNT Sportsplex Selects National Facility Management Firm, Sports Facilities Companies (SFC), As Operating Partner

Family-owned business outsources facility operations to National firm

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Date: 04/06/2021

SportsEvents Announces SFM Network Venues & Staff as 2021 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Three venues in the SFM Network were honored in this year’s awards

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Date: 03/31/2021

City of Edmond Reengages Sports Facilities Companies to Operate Pelican Bay Aquatic Center

New management team, staff, and events coming this summer

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Date: 03/26/2021

Northeastern Tennessee’s Newest Recreation and Events Megaplex Breaks Ground

The City of Morristown celebrated the groundbreaking of their newest recreation and events venue, Morristown Landing.

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Date: 02/18/2021

New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

Construction has continued despite the pandemic, with several venues coming online

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Date: 01/29/2021

Midway Central Station in Illinois Hires General Manager

Wade Welsh to lead team at the new sports and recreation venue

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Date: 01/26/2021

Iron Peak Sports & Events Launches Travel Basketball Program

The program will serve Hillsborough and the surrounding communities "as a haven for all athletes looking to develop their skills."

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Date: 01/21/2021

Halo LAX Joins US & World Lacrosse Leaders to Speak On Growth Of 6-v-6 Style Game

Leaders from all organizations hosted a panel at US Lacrosse's annual LaxCon Saturday.

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Date: 12/21/2020

SFM to Manage Bluhawk Sports Park

Sports Facilities Management (SFM) will manage the new Overland Park, Kansas multisport complex when Bluhawk Sports Park opens in 2022.

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Date: 11/24/2020

Sports Facilities Companies Launches Hype Nation Volleyball in Partnership with Showtime Events

Kicking off the inaugural season in January of 2021, Hype Nation will launch events at Cedar Point Sports Center.

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Date: 09/25/2020

Droo Callahan to Lead West Virginia Sports Complex

The Bridge in Bridgeport is scheduled to open in 2021

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Date: 09/16/2020

Youth Sports Industry Leader, Jim Arnold, Joins Sports Facilities Companies’ Leadership Team

Arnold will serve as a liaison between new clients, developments, and the SF Companies.

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Date: 09/16/2020

US Lacrosse Announces Halo Lax as Sanctioning Partner

US Lacrosse has announced that events by Halo LAX, LLC, a subsidiary of the Sports Facilities (SF) Companies, will be sanctioned through their authority as the lacrosse National Governing Body.

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Date: 08/28/2020

Youth Sports Tourism Industry Demands Better Data; Sports Facilities Management (SFM) Names EventConnect As Preferred Provider

SFM plans to roll out the EventConnect platform to new projects in their 16-state SFM Network including Future Legends, a Northern Colorado-based premium multi-sport complex that is slated to open in 2021.

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Date: 08/28/2020

Sports Facilities Companies Launches Lacrosse Events Company

The launch of Halo LAX will see an inaugural season in fall 2020 with three styles of the sport: 6onLAX, D3 Showcase and Club Challenges.

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Date: 08/25/2020

Plenitude Holdings Signs Agreement With Sports Facilities Management for Los Angeles Sports Entertainment Development

Plenitude Holdings LLC, a real estate investment partnership between Blanchard Entities and Shopoff Realty Investments affiliated entities, announced today that the company has secured a management agreement for The Creek at Dominguez Hills development, with Sports Facilities Management, a national manager of public and privately owned sports centers.

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Date: 08/17/2020

City of Morristown, TN Selects Sports Facilities Management (SFM) as Outsourced Community Center Operator

After a competitive RFP process, the City of Morristown, TN has selected the Sports Facilities Management (SFM) as the outsourced operator for their $36 million Community Fitness and Aquatics Center. The 115,000 square-foot facility, designed by Lose Design, is slated to include 4 hardwood courts, 25-yard swimming pool, and state-of-the-art fitness center among other amenities. The facility is scheduled to open to the public in 2022 with membership sales beginning in 2021.

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Date: 08/12/2020

Athletes in Action Sports Complex and Retreat Center Hires General Manager of Operations

International sports ministry brand has hired Ryan Betscher following national talent search.

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Date: 08/11/2020

Chicagoland’s Newest Sports and Recreation Megaplex Breaks Ground

Located just minutes from Chicagoland’s Midway Airport, the Village of Bedford Park celebrated the groundbreaking of their newest sports and recreation venue, Midway Central Station. The ceremony took place on July 11 on the plotted site where the event center will be located. Construction has begun on the 116,000 square-foot indoor sports, events and recreation venue and is scheduled to be completed by summer 2021.

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Date: 03/18/2020

SFA & SFM CEOs Weigh In on Coronavirus Impact to the $25 Billion Youth Sports Marketplace

COVID 19 is having dramatic impacts across society. Youth and amateur sports facilities are closed in many states and tournaments are canceling or postponing.

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Date: 03/01/2020

PCB Sports Complex announces GM

On Tuesday, Sports Facilities Management announced that Jamie Cox, a former Alabama resident, will take over as the Panama City Beach Sports Complex’s general manager.

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Date: 02/28/2020

Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA) Confirms The Youth Sports Industry is Producing A Real Estate Development Boom

Massive tournament-ready facilities and public-private partnerships have turned the youth sports into a multi-billion-dollar real estate development boom.

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Date: 02/24/2020

Ballparks of America Now Operated by SFM

The Ballparks of America complex in Branson, Missouri, which features several two-third replicas of Major League Ballparks from years past and present, will be managed by Sports Facilities Management under a new agreement that was reached recently.

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Date: 02/14/2020

College baseball season begins at thriving Hoover Met Complex

Friday marks the start of college baseball season, and eight teams from around the country open play this weekend at the Hoover Met Complex, starting Friday at 1 p.m.

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Date: 02/13/2020

Sports Complex at The Highlands nearing completion

The multi-million dollar complex will house soccer fields, basketball courts, locker rooms and much more.

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Date: 02/12/2020

New youth sports leagues coming to Panama City Beach Sports Complex

Panama City Beach youth can hit the turf running this spring with a football league, a lacrosse league, and even a soccer league.

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Date: 02/10/2020

Panama City Beach Sports Complex offers new leagues for locals

The Panama City Beach Sports Complex has been busy since they opened with big tournaments and events, but now the complex is trying to get the local community involved.

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Date: 01/12/2020

Let the games begin at Cedar Point Sports Center

About 300 people attended an unveiling and tip-off ceremony at the newly minted Cedar Point Sports Center on Cleveland Road.

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Date: 12/23/2019

THE FUTURE OF SPORTS TOURISM

Industry-leading firms forecast facility trends in 2020 and beyond.

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Date: 11/26/2019

Fox Cities Debuts Latest Wisconsin Indoor Sports Facility

After six years of planning and development, the much-anticipated grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Community First Champion Center took place on November 20 in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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Date: 11/15/2019

Cedar Point Sports Center inks agreement with schools

Students enrolled in area middle schools — the districts of Sandusky, Huron and Perkins — can practice sanctioned sports, like basketball and volleyball, at the Cedar Point Sports Center, on Cleveland Road (U.S. 6) in Sandusky, once the facility opens in January.

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Date: 11/05/2019

Sports park partners with Athletx to add events

A new partnership for Eliza­bethtown Sports Park became official when a deal was signed Friday between the Sports Facilities Management and Athletx Sports Group.

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Date: 10/31/2019

At Cedar Point Sports Center, it’s All About Sports Like No Other

The indoor Cedar Point Sports Center is a sports event planner’s dream.

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Date: 10/15/2019

Panama City Beach Sports Complex Helps to Revitalize Community with Highly Anticipated Grand Opening

The outdoor sports venue opened with sports demonstrations, a festival atmosphere, and a full calendar of events booked for the coming year.

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Date: 08/29/2019

Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA) and Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA) Launch State-Wide Initiative to Measure the Impacts of Florida Park & Recreation Assets

The 'Game-Changing' FRPA Recreation and Parks Impact Calculator Revealed at Annual Conference

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Date: 08/27/2019

Inked: A Proven Approach to Event Booking

Event booking is a key element – no, the key element in sports tourism.

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Date: 08/22/2019

Rocky Top Sports World economic impact tops $42M

In its fifth year of operation, Rocky Top Sports World delivered a $42.3 million economic impact to the city and other parts of Sevier County.

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Date: 08/15/2019

New and Improved: Premier Amateur Sports Listing Engine, ACA Hoops Unveils New Website and Partnership with Sports Facilities Management (SFM)

ACA Hoops gets a new look online and partners with industry leader partner, Sports Facilities Management.

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Date: 08/14/2019

Ohio County Hires Management Team For Sports Complex

Sports Facilities Management LLC, of Clearwater, Florida will be responsible for operations and management of the facility, County Administrator Greg Stewart told OCDA members at their meeting Monday. The company also will be responsible for organizing and scheduling travel tournaments at the complex.

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Date: 08/12/2019

Pepsi is the Official Drink of the Panama City Beach Sports Complex

Buffalo Rock will be the exclusive supplier of non-alcoholic beverages at the Panama City Beach Sports Complex.

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Date: 08/06/2019

Local Impact; National Issues: How Eugene Civic Alliance and KIDSPORTS Are Addressing Access to Youth Sports in Partnership With Sports Facilities Management (SFM)

Civic Park, opening in Eugene, OR in 2020, partners with community recreation and sports tourism powerhouse, Sports Facilities Management.

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Date: 08/05/2019

Youth Sports Boom Continues; SFA Says Millions in Facilities Yet to Be Developed

As a $17 billion industry, sports tourism is projected to hit $29 billion

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Date: 07/23/2019

Social Entrepreneur and Voice of Youth Sports Industry Dev Pathik Promotes Public Private Partnerships as Critical to Increasing Sports Participation Rates

On Friday, July 19, Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA) founder and CEO, Dev Pathik, appeared on CNBC's 'The Exchange' to discuss the continued 'boom' in youth sports tourism.

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Date: 07/20/2019

Youth travel sports is estimated to be a $17 billion business, expert says

The youth travel sports industry is worth $17 billion. Dev Pathik, founder and CEO of Sports Facilities Advisory, breaks down how the facilities, hotel and tourism industries benefit from the growth of travel sports.

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Date: 07/19/2019

Hoover Met Complex Hosts Adidas Gauntlet Summer Championship Basketball Tournament

Hundreds of teams and coaches played and stayed in Hoover, AL over the four-day tournament.

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Date: 07/15/2019

Hoover’s Met Complex doubles predicted economic impact

Hoover's Met Complex was projected to bring in about fourteen-million dollars in economic impact for the first eight months of this year - it more than doubled that, at thirty-one million.

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Date: 07/08/2019

Panama City Beach Sports Complex Opens Today

Panama City Beach’s new Sports Complex, managed by Sports Facilities Management (SFM), opens today, July 8.

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Date: 07/02/2019

KultureCity Partners with Hoover Met Complex for Gala Event Raising Nearly $500,000 for Autism

The Hoover Met Complex, managed by The Sports Facilities Management (SFM), hosted ‘Kulture Ball’, an annual fundraiser to help raise awareness and funds for children on the autism spectrum.

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Date: 06/24/2019

Lemak Health Invests to Change Outcomes for Kids through the SFM Access Program at Hoover Met Complex

Lemak Health, the central Alabama based group of sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons, has made a powerful investment in Hoover’s youth through their sponsorship with The Hoover Met Complex. The tournament and local recreation facility, operated by The Sports Facilities Management (SFM), will utilize a portion of Lemak Health’s sponsorship dollars to create over 3000 hours of free and reduced play for underprivileged local children through the SFM Access program.

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Date: 06/07/2019

The Hoover Met Complex Hosts Record-Breaking Crowd at 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament

The Hoover Met Complex, managed by The Sports Facilities Management (SFM), recently hosted the largest crowd to date at the 2019 SEC Baseball Tournament. More than 160,000 people attended the tournament in Hoover, AL which produced an estimated $15 million in economic impact.

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Date: 06/04/2019

YOUTH TRAVEL SPORTS BOOM CONTINUES; SPORTS FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (SFM) RESPONDS WITH LAUNCH OF LARGEST NETWORK OF SPORTS TOURISM COMPLEXES IN UNITED STATES

In response to industry growth, the leading outsourced management group, the Sports Facilities Management (SFM), has announced the launch of the SFM Network, the largest and fastest growing network of sports tourism facilities in the United States.

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Date: 05/16/2019

Coast to Coast: Sports Facilities Management (SFM) Invited to Share Knowledge and Experience with Industry Leaders

SFM CEO and Founder Jason Clement will be speaking at the CSEF on May 16th, 2019. This follows the company's recent launch of the SFM Network at the National Association of Sports Commissions annual conference by Clement, featured speaking engagement at the Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES) by SFM Co-Founder Dev Pathik, and a best practices session at the US Indoor Sports Association Conference in Milwaukee, WI by SFA & SFM partner, Eric Sullivan.

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Date: 05/10/2019

Sports Facilities Management and Panama City Beach General Manager Appointed to National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Board of Directors

The National Association of Sports Commissions recently announced the appointment of J.D. Wood, General Manager of the Sports Facilities Management (SFM) managed facility, Panama City Beach Sports Complex.

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Date: 05/09/2019

Sports Facilities Management (SFM) Industry Experts Featured at National Conference

SFM Leaders presented at a well-attended session at the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Date: 05/09/2019

Partner of Industry-Leading Firm, Sports Facilities Management (SFM) Appointed to US Indoor Sports Association Advisory Board

Sports Facilities Management Partner and US Indoor Advisory Board Member, Eric Sullivan to present at the 19th Annual Conference

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Date: 04/21/2019

Perfect Game to Anchor New Texas $800-Million Baseball Development

The project is a partnership between Perfect Game, developer Wolverine Interests, LLC, Sports Facility Advisory and Sports Facilities Management (SFA|SFM) and the City of Hutto, with $800 million planned in private investment. The first phases of the project are expected to open Memorial Day 2021.

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Date: 04/11/2019

Youth Sports Powerhouse, Sports Facilities Management (SFM) Promotes Myrtle Beach Sports Center General Manager

Jessica Vanco promoted to National Account Executive for Sports Facilities Management

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Date: 04/05/2019

Sports Facilities Management (SFM) Promotes Award-Winning General Manager to National Leadership Team

General Manager of Rocky Top Sports World, Lori Moore, Promoted to Account Executive of the Industry Leading Professional Facility Management Firm

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Date: 03/27/2019

Naming Rights Partnership Announced for Fox Cities Tournament Facility

State-of-the-art Indoor Sports Facility managed by industry-leader Sports Facilities Management (SFM) reveals new name and brand

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Date: 03/01/2019

Hoover Met Complex in Hoover, Alabama Closes First Fiscal Year With Impressive Results

In the 2018 fiscal year, The Hoover Met Complex out-performed both projected economic impact numbers and budget allocations. The state-of-the-art facility, managed by Sports Facilities Management, created $14.86 million in total economic impact from out of town visitor spending and local events.

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ABOUT CAITLYN

Caitlyn is a dynamic human resources professional with experience leading human resource processes for a 1,400-member company. Caitlyn’s ability to guide a workforce of high performers is instrumental to her role as Human Resources Business Partner at Sports Facilities Companies.

At SFC, Caitlyn works one on one with SF Network venues and our home office as a dedicated resource for their recruitment requirements. She manages the applicant tracking system and trainings, ensuring successful candidate pools for each venue. 

Caitlyn identifies training needs and creates/procures a professional development curriculum. She also monitors training programs to ensure that training objectives are accomplished. In addition, she ensures regulatory compliance with legal requirements pertinent to employee management are met.

Since joining SFC, Caitlyn has increased candidate engagement with our application process from 65 to over 80 percent.

Notable Projects

  • Company-wide migration to SharePoint
  • Cedar Point Sports Center, Sandusky, OH
  • Panama City Beach Sports Complex, PCB, FL
  • Community First Champion Center, Appleton, WI
  • Elizabethtown Sports Park, Elizabethtown, KY
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Elizabethtown Sports Park

Sports Facilities Management assessed all aspects of Elizabethtown’s (KY) existing sports and recreation assets, particularly the E-Town Sports Park and made recommendations of best practices for driving economic impact through events, tournaments, and recreation programming.

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