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Kentucky's Elizabethtown Sports Park Announces Partnership with Industry-leading Firm, Sports Facilities Management (SFM)

The outdoor multi-sport complex in Hardin County is an award-winning asset for Elizabethtown.

CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a nation-wide search for a management firm, Elizabethtown Sports Park has selected Sports Facilities Management (SFM) to lead park operations in 2019 and beyond. Since opening to much anticipation in 2012, Elizabethtown Sports Park has been an important sports asset for tourism in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The Sports Park quickly became an industry leader in destination marketing as a frequented space for events of all sizes and caliber on weekends while local families have enjoyed access to the park's many amenities during the week. The park features three quads for baseball and softball totaling 12 fully lighted diamond fields, two championship synthetic turf fields, three large pavilions for events amongst other features. To manage the daily operations, marketing, event booking, maintenance and purchasing of their complex, the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau selected the industry-leading Sports Facilities Management.

Elizabethtown Officials and Sports Facilities Management Leaders

Directing the effort for the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau, Janna Clark led the project in finding the right management fit for the Sports Park and will oversee the transition from city to SFM's leadership. "We were very pleased to find Sports Facilities Management, the leader in the industry who comes highly recommended," Janna remarked. "We are eager to embark on a new journey for sports tourism in our region. This partnership will not only continue the success of the Sports Park, but with Sport Facilities Management's leadership, together we will take the Park to an exciting new level."

Jason Clement, Founder and CEO of SFM added, "The Elizabethtown Sports Park is one of the great destinations in the sports tourism industry. Janna and the CVB have done an extraordinary job making E-town a must-visit destination for the very best youth and amateur sports in Kentucky. We are honored to be selected and come alongside in delivering the very best experience for out-of-town visitors as well as E-town residents. We look forward to working closely with the CVB to maximize the investment the community has made in this incredible asset."

Sports tourism to the area and the associated economic impact is expected to remain strong under the new partnership in 2019 and increase in the years that follow. SFM will also focus on community programming such as adult sports leagues, community events, youth camps and clinics. SFM's management services will begin in January.

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.

About Elizabethtown Sports Park: Elizabethtown, Kentucky is situated at the crossroads of I-65 and the Bluegrass Parkway, making it a convenient place to hold a sporting event. The Sports Park is located near 21 hotels, 6 shopping centers and over 90 restaurants in family-friendly Elizabethtown. The Sports Park can accommodate events and tournaments for baseball, softball, soccer, football, lacrosse, field hockey, and a number of other sports. Two of the largest fields serve as championship fields and have synthetic turf. For more information, visit: https://www.touretown.com/sports/

About Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau: Elizabethtown is centrally located within 400 miles of 12 major U.S. cities, and less than a 40-minute drive to the Louisville International Airport. Sitting at the intersection of three major highways---Interstate 65, the Bluegrass Parkway, and the Western Kentucky parkway, we have all the vibrant attributes of a much larger city but remain a charming small town. For more information, call 1-800-437-0092 or visit the official website of the at https://www.touretown.com.

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