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GoodSports Village Concept Becomes a Reality

September 26th, 2012 by Troy Newport


Exciting Economic Engine

GoodSports Enterprises, LLC officially kicked off their GoodSports Village concept with the launch of their new website.  This innovative operating model is centered on a ‘GoodSports Fieldhouse’, a 55,000 square-foot multi-use facility professionally designed to be a premier destination for indoor sports in your community.  To complement the GoodSports Fieldhouse, a GoodSports Village can also be adjoined by ‘GoodSports Campus Lodging’, a 115 room hotel facility, and ‘Splash Universe’, a 22 acre outdoor water park.

The GoodSports model is a great community partner with local municipalities, Convention and Visitors Bureaus and sports commissions to promote tourism, local spending and youth participation.  GoodSports Village will be a catalyst for economic growth and development by attracting attendees from outside the marketplace contributing to the local economy by creating jobs, increasing tax revenues and encouraging development of additional commercial partners such as hotels, restaurants, family entertainment attracts and retailers.  The first GoodSports Village, a $270-million 370-acre project, has been approved by the Wichita City Council in Kansas and is awaiting approval from the state. There is also a GoodSports project planned for the Lakewood Ranch community.

GoodSports Enterprises, LLC has partnered with OAN Events and Sports Marketing, Inc. to educate communities around the country about the potential economic impact of a GoodSports Village.  They have partnered with Webtivity Design Solutions to help build brand awareness through internet marketing.

You can find GoodSports Village online at www.goodsportsenterprises.com.

 

 

 

 

 


About GoodSports Enterprises, LLC

Headquartered in Sarasota, FL, GoodSports Enterprises, LLC is part of the Focus group of companies – a development, construction and management company specializing in hotels, water parks, and sports recreation facilities. Over the past 30 years, Focus companies have successfully built and operated over 54 hotels, resorts and entertainment properties. As a developer and operator, the company currently employs over 500 people. In 2004, Focus Hospitality Services, LLC was honored as “Developer of the Year” by the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG).

About OAN Events and Sports Marketing, Inc.
OAN brings 25 years of experience in the youth sports industry and provides relationships with local, state, regional, and national sports organization decision makers and event rights holders. The company’s principals keep abreast of national trends in youth sports and tourism, serving on committees at the state and national level through the Florida Sports Foundation, National Association of Sports Commissions, and various industry trade publications such as Sports Trends Magazine. Through these associations and relationships, we have developed a reputation as leaders in providing youth sports, tourism and event consulting services.  For more information: www.oanmarketing.com

 

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