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Open for Business and Up for Bids: Perfect Game

22 Oct, 2020

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Due to its rapid and continued growth, Perfect Game is America’s biggest opportunity for destination development and sports tourism in the industry today.

Perfect Game (PG) hosts more than 17,000 teams, 1,200 events and 26,000 games annually that generate more than $400M in overnight visitor spending. PG are unlike any other baseball organization in America and the Perfect Game business model has proven to be recession-resistant because the best talent still needs to be recruited.

The opportunity: Perfect Game is seeking destinations to host events and permanent destinations where it can transform a community into a nationally known destination for the best players in America to be showcased for Major League Baseball, collegiate and other recruiters.   

Perfect Game has engaged The Sports Facilities Advisory L.L.C. (SFA) to manage the process of selecting a host community for new national tournament & event complex and flagship sports tourism destination. Perfect Game is seeking a host community that has access to significant airport, transportation and hotel infrastructure, along with available room night capacity, as well as ancillary athletic facilities/field locations.  

SFA is requesting letters of interest from host communities that are interested in partnering with PG to bring significant development capital and incentives for the construction of:

  • A 12-16 field National Tournament & Events Complex, or
  • A smaller 8-12 field Regional Tournament Complex, or
  • Existing venues that could be converted to a home for Perfect Game’s select national/regional events.

SFA will conduct market specific research to arrive at site specific economic impact, out of market visitor counts, events schedule, and other details that will be used to identify finalists. Interested destinations should reply directly to: Gary Smallshaw at gsmallshaw@sportadvisory.com

The general timeline is as follows:

  • October 19th, 2020 RFP distributed to select Host Communities
  • November 16th, 2020 Questions from prospective host cities 
  • November 30th, 2020 All Questions addressed/submitted back to host communities
  • December 11th, 2020 Final Submissions Due

Please Note: Perfect Game will begin to review submissions and engage in direct dialogue with prospective partner destinations  as submissions are received.  Selection will occur as soon as a suitable partner is identified.

If your destination is interested in pursuing this sports tourism and economic development initiative, please indicate your intent to respond by registering here. (By registering you will be able to download a PDF version of the RFI, as well as receive relevant updates, correspondence and/or communication on the project). Or please submit a Letter of Interest to: Gary Smallshaw | Sports Facilities Advisory: gsmallshaw@sportadvisory.com

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