Collier County Seeks Proposals for Amateur Sports Complex Marketing and Operations

Emerging Sports Destination Plans Multipurpose Facility to Open in Phases Beginning in 2019

Naples, Fla. (May 30, 2018) – The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) proposals for the management, operation, advertising and marketing of their planned new 120-acre multipurpose sports event and entertainment complex that will be for all ages and types of users.

Plans call for the opening of the facility in three phases. Phase one includes eight multipurpose artificial turf fields ready for play in June 2019; phase two includes a three to five-thousand seat stadium ready for play in December 2019; and phase three envisions eight additional multipurpose field and indoor sports facility in late 2020.

The intent of the proposed facility is to attract and host visiting youth and adult league and tournament play, local sports activities, and other events designed to draw visitors and local attendees.

Collier County is interested in learning what experienced organizations can offer related to the proposed facility in the following categories: ticketing/admissions; bookings; food and beverage concessions; registration; vendors; onsite activation and signage, parking, entertainment, marketing and all other aspects of managing an amateur sports-focused complex.

This public and private partnership will share in the revenue generation from, but not limited to, the following: parking, concessions, registrations, onsite-advertising, admissions, and vendor registrations.

The County intends to fund, design, and construct the 120-acre complex that will also include concession areas, restaurants, classrooms, locker rooms, coach’s offices and other facilities. The County desires to maximize the use of the complex and its revenue generating capacity while also providing a broad array of cultural, educational, entertainment, and sporting activities to meet the demands of the local community and provide revenue generation from visiting tournaments and sports organizations. 

This ITN (18-7404 – Collier County Sports Complex Marketing and Support) is not directed to any design, construction or related contractor or subcontractor. Submittals from such firms or teams will not be accepted.                  

The contact for this solicitation is Evelyn Colon, [email protected] (239) 252-2667. To download the solicitation packet, please enter the following link information into your web browser:  https://www.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=view&auc=2027375.

About Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism marketing and management agency for Collier County, Florida, known as Florida’s Paradise Coast. The CVB provides information and assistance for sports event organizers, group conference and meeting planners, travel journalists, tour operators and travel agents; hosts the destination’s website paradisecoast.com, and creates annual marketing programs for the destination. The CVB and its promotional efforts are funded entirely by the Collier County tourist development tax collected by hotels, short term vacation rentals and campgrounds. No local property taxes are used to fund the CVB or its marketing campaigns and tourism industry activities. For more information on sports tourism marketing call (239) 252-5703. Find more about the destination’s sports marketing activities at www.paradisecoast.com/sports

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Media Contacts:
Ed Caum, [email protected], 239-252-5703
Jack Wert, [email protected], 239-252-2402

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