“Halo LAX represents the next evolution in how SF companies serve our customers and our communities,” said Jason Clement, CEO and co-founder of SF Companies. “Our goal is to create exceptional events that fill a void in the market to complement – not replace – our existing event owner partners. This initiative creates a win for facilities, communities and the industry as a whole by introducing a new inventory of events.”
Halo LAX event venues will include multiple venues within the SFM Network – the largest and fastest growing network of sports and recreation facilities in the United States. The company reports more than 25 million guest visits to their managed properties each year – a number they expect to grow with the addition of Halo Lax and other events. National Director of Events and Entertainment of SF Companies, Justin Roach and event manager, Joel Franklin lead the launch of Halo LAX on behalf of the company.
“Our vision is to create an event platform that helps grow the sport of lacrosse and improves access for all,” Roach said. “In addition to being a great event option for SFM Network facilities, we will also be hosting our events in many other communities across the country.”
The growth of event companies like Halo LAX, and destination sports properties like the Panama City Beach Sports Complex, is due in part to the dramatic increase in the growth of sports tourism. The youth sports industry has grown from a $9.45 billion industry in 2015 (2016 NASC Annual Report) to now estimate $19.2 billion (Wintergreen Research, Inc.). The industry is expected to maintain its strong rise reaching $77.5 billion in the world in 2026 (Wintergreen Research). Forward-thinking communities like Bedford Park, IL, Gatlinburg, TN, Brian, TXand Westfield, IN have been pioneering sports tourism destinations in their region.
To learn more about Halo LAX, register for a tournament, or inquire about becoming a host site, visit www.halolax.com. To learn more about SF Companies and the SFM Network, please visit www.sportadvisory.com or www.sfmnetwork.com.
About sports facility companies
Sports Facilities Advisory, LLC (SFA), Sports Facilities Development, LLC and Sports Facilities Management, LLC (SFM) are headquartered in Clearwater, FL. Founded in 2003, SFA has served over 2,000 communities, produced over $10 billion in institutional-grade financial forecasting and has provided financing strategies and solutions to over 70+ youth and amateur sports and recreation complexes around the world. SFD serves facility owners through owner representation, site planning, and procurement services during pre-development and construction. SFM provides industry-leading, results-driven management solutions for sports, fitness, recreation and event venues nationwide. Since 2014, SFM-affiliated sites have welcomed more than 100 million visitors and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic spinoffs. For more information, visit: sportadvisory.com and sfmnetwork.com.
SOURCE Sports Facilities Companies