Youth Sports Powerhouse, Sports Facilities Management (SFM) Promotes Myrtle Beach Sports Center General Manager

Industry: Recreation

Jessica Vanco promoted to National Account Executive for Sports Facilities Management

Clearwater, FL (PRUnderground) April 11th, 2019

The Sports Facilities Management (SFM), operates the largest single network of youth sports tourism facilities in the U.S. with 10’s of millions of visits and hundreds of millions in economic impact, these venues are part of the changing landscape of youth sports today.   SFM has promoted Myrtle Beach Sports Center General Manager, Jessica Vanco, to National Account Executive. Vanco joined SFM prior to the Sports Center opening in 2015, Under Vanco’s leadership, the Myrtle Beach Sports Center has outperformed economic impact and net revenue projections each year.

“SFM exists to help our clients achieve their objectives and reasons for developing their venues,” commented SFM Vice-President Jack Adams. “Jess has been a winner in every role she has taken, and the results of her leadership speak for themselves. Her approach will continue to serve Myrtle Beach and help other communities exceed their expectations.”

SFM Chief Operations Officer Dave Pritchett added, “Jess has proven to be a great talent at the venue level and has quickly risen as a leader in the SFM national network.”

In her new role, Vanco will oversee multiple facilities currently in the SFM National Network and onboard new facilities in SFM’s growing portfolio opening in late 2019/early 2020. The SFM National Network has created unparalleled industry reach and relationships with vendors in many fields and specialties – from equipment to software. SFM has maintained a professional and innovative reputation in the sports sphere allowing for unmatched ability for career growth as evidenced by the firm’s database of many qualified candidates.

“We are hyper-focused on expanding the SFM National Network consisting of the best venues, providing world-class programs, and bringing the top event promoters, rights holders, and tournament operators to the communities we serve,” shared SFM CEO Jason Clement. “We understand the importance of having the most talented operators in the country, and we are thrilled for Jess to join our national leadership team.”

As the youth travel sports industry is expected to double in size from $15 billion to a projected $30 billion in 2022-2025, so too is the portfolio of (SFM). The firm represents the largest single network of sports tourism in the country, named SFM Nation, which includes venues, partners, recruits, and events. As SFM onboards new staff, including Vanco, a search has begun to replace Myrtle Beach Sports Center’s vacant General Manager position. If you’re interested in joining the industry-leading SFM team, find open positions here:

About The Sports Facilities Companies

The 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 more than 2,000 communities, produced more than $10 billion in institutional-grade financial forecasts, and provided funding strategies and solutions for more than 70+ youth and amateur sports and recreation complexes worldwide. SFD serves facility owners through owner’s representation, venue 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 venues have hosted more than 100 million visitors and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact. For more information, visit: and

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