News | February 11, 2019

Albertville, Alabama Reimagines Future Of Parks & Recreation In Their Community; Selects Industry-Leading Firm, Sports Facilities Management (SFM) As Design & Procurement Consultants

The state-of-the-art park, amphitheater, and community recreation center is scheduled to open in 2020

Clearwater, FL /PRNewswire/ - The city of Albertville, AL is transforming sports and recreation in their community with the unveiling and ground breaking of their 130-acre Sand Mountain Park. Scheduled to open in 2020, the park includes state of the art athletic facilities, amphitheater, indoor sports and fitness center, aquatic center, as well as many outdoor walking trails and playgrounds. The city has chosen industry leader, Sports Facilities Management (SFM), for facility design consulting and procurement services. SFM joins the project in partnership with local government officials Albertville Mayor Tracy Honea, the Albertville City Council, the Albertville Parks and Recreation Department, Municipal Utilities Board of Albertville and the award-winning architecture firm, Chambless King.

In this phase of the project, SFM will collaborate with the Albertville project leaders and Chambless King to advise on the operational aspects of the indoor and outdoor facility designs, general contractor selection, and equipment selection and procurement.

SFM Vice President of Venue Planning, Jacob Whittaker, commented, "We are excited to join a first-class design team on this incredible development. In addition to an aesthetically stunning complex, our role is to ensure operational effectiveness. We are also integrating the right selections for sport-specific finishes, furnishings and equipment so that residents of Sand Mountain and all users get the very best experience."

Sand Mountain Park, is a $58 million project that includes 12 tennis courts to include clay courts and racquetball, 15 fields, a 9,000-seat capacity amphitheater, an 8-lane competition pool, an outdoor aquatics center and splashpad, and a 103,000-square-foot community fitness center that will include basketball courts, volleyball courts, fitness areas, concessions, locker and conference rooms.

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 financial forecasts, and provided funding strategies and solutions for more than 120 youth & amateur sports complexes worldwide. SFM provides industry-leading management solutions for sports, fitness, recreation, and event venues. Since 2014, SFM-associated venues have hosted more than 100 million guests and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact. For more information, visit:

SOURCE: The Sports Facilities Advisory and The Sports Facilities Management

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