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The Community First Champion Center Announces Addition to Full Time Staff

6 Jan, 2020


The Community First Champion Center, one of the newest, premium sports tourism venues in the nation, has hired Adam Ligocki as a Sports and Tournament Coordinator rounding out the full-time staff for the facility.

Previously, Ligocki served as the Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach at UW-Waukesha.  While at UW-Waukesha, Adam was charged with leading all aspects of the Cougar Athletic Department, including fundraising, scheduling, event supervision, and community relations.  He also worked as an IAS Professor on campus, providing students a perspective to the sports industry by leading a course called the “Theory of Coaching”. 

Ligocki is a graduate of Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. While at Carroll, Ligocki suited up for the Pioneers basketball team. As a member of the team, the Pioneers made their first two NCAA Division III tournament appearances in Carroll history.  For his efforts, he was named team captain as a senior during the 2006-2007 season. Along with his bachelor’s degree, Ligocki also received his master’s degree in Sport Administration from UW-La Crosse in 2011.

Opening in November, The Community First Champion Center is a 164,000 square foot indoor sports facility with a year-round ice rink with seating for up to 1,000, fieldhouse with four basketball courts or eight volleyball courts and a seasonal arena that can be an ice rink or four basketball or six volleyball courts. The facility will host numerous hard-court and ice-based events each year as well as community-based leagues, open recreational time, rentals, camps, and clinics. The Center will position Fox Cities as a national competitor in the youth and amateur sports marketplace.

About Community First Champion Center: Located in Grand Chute, WI, Community First Champion Center is the state-of-the-art, elite sports tournament facility in the Midwest. Just minutes from downtown Appleton, Wisconsin, the facility offers local and tournament-level events on full hardwood courts, a permanent ice sheet, and a seasonal space for ice or hardwood courts.

About Sports Facilities Management: Sports Facilities Advisory, LLC (SFA) and Sports Facilities Management, LLC (SFM) are both headquartered in Clearwater, FL. Founded in 2003, SFA has served more than 2,000 communities, produced more than $10 billion in institutional-grade financial forecasts, and provided funding strategies and solutions for more than 120 youth and amateur sports and recreation complexes worldwide. SFM provides industry-leading, results-driven management solutions for sports, fitness, recreation, and event venues nationwide. Since 2014, SFM-managed venues have hosted more than 75 million visitors and generated millions of dollars in economic impact. For more information, visit: www.sportadvisory.com.

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