Following a formal procurement process that began in May 2018, The Village of Bedford Park, IL has selected Sports Facilities Management (SFM) to manage and operate their new sports tourism-focused facility in 2020 and beyond. SFM joins the team with Village leaders and Hunden Strategic Partners who have been in partnership for the development of Bedford Park near Chicago's Midway Airport for several years.
The sports and events center will feature approximately 140,000 square feet of indoor sport and recreation space including 8 basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, a fitness center, family entertainment center including climbing and aerial ropes elements, virtual reality and more. SFM will manage the daily operations including, marketing, event booking, and maintenance of the complex as well as FF&E procurement, staffing, and organizational development in pre-opening.
Mayor Dave Brady has led the process for Village of Bedford Park in finding the right fit for the operations of the sports and events center. "SFM has proven to be leaders and stood out from the pack in our RFI process," Mayor remarked. "SFM has already been incredibly helpful in our development process beginning with financial forecast tools to help us make informed decisions on the scale and amenities of the facility. We are excited to bring them on for operations including support for FF&E procurement. We are eager to embark on this new partnership."
Jason Clement, Founder and CEO of SFM, added, "Bedford Park Sports and Events Center will be a great addition to the top sports destinations in the region. The location in the heart of Chicagoland is a great differentiator. We are honored to be selected as the facility operator and come alongside Hunden Strategic Partners to deliver a premier venue for travel sports while serving the Village's local recreation. Our team will collaborate with the Village to deliver the very best economic impact results and recreational opportunities in Illinois."
With this partnership, Bedford park joins SFM's National Network, the largest network of sports tourism destinations in the nation, and will uniquely benefit from SFM's vendor relationships, booking partners, and talent pool.
SOURCE Sports Facilities Management (SFM): https://sportadvisory.com/sfm/