Ep. 26 – A Game Plan for Sports Tourism, with Evan Eleff

January 22, 2024
Evan Eleff from the Sports Facilities Companies joins us to dissect potential impact of a tournament-quality sports facility in the Flathead Valley. We'll touch on the economic, social, and community benefits that such a development would entail—not just a mere venue for sports, but a powerhouse for local businesses during shoulder seasons and a catalyst for stronger community ties. Evan brings to the table a wealth of knowledge, backed by a comprehensive market study commissioned by Discover Kalispell, illustrating the vibrant future that could await residents and visitors alike through strategic sports tourism.

This episode isn't just about the 'what' but also the 'how'. We explore the nuts and bolts of making a sports complex a reality, delving into the intricacies of public-private partnerships that marry the best of both worlds—public investment and private sector acumen. With 85% of modern projects adopting this approach, listen in to understand how a strategic blend of stakeholders, from healthcare to hospitality, are shaping the future of recreational spaces across the country. Evan offers a roadmap from feasibility to fruition—ensuring that these ventures are built on solid ground, with commitments secured and the community's pulse at their heart.

The Venture Boldly podcast is sponsored by Weyerhaeuser.

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