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Sport Facility Audits

  • Conducted sports facility analysis, including potential impact of a new recreation complex, for Lake County, Illinois.
  • Conducted a comprehensive study for the Pensacola Sports Association designed to assist in redevelopment and expansion of sports facilities that would bring incremental visitor spending to Escambia County, Florida.
  • Conducted a comprehensive sports facilities study for Alpharetta, GA including an economic impact analysis and a strategy for developing new sports facilities that will produce room nights.
  • Conducted a complete sports facilities analysis for the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau including recommendations for new sports facilities, cost estimates, and economic impact estimates. This project included extensive interviews and focus groups with key user groups and partners.
  • Conducted a thorough analysis of all sports facilities in the Greater Evansville, IN area and suggested modifications and upgrades to produce substantially greater levels of visitor spending.
  • Conducted an analysis of potential new sports facilities for Mesquite, NV including projections as to the number and kinds of facilities and possible results in terms of events and annual increases in visitor spending.
  • Conducted an analysis of the amateur sports facilities in Fairfax, County VA for the purposes of increasing economic impact for the county through visitor spending.
  • Conducted a complete analysis of all sports facilities in Panama City Beach and Bay County, FL and made recommendations on expansions and projections on increased visitor spending.
  • Conducted a sports facility audit and recommendations for additional facilities and suggestions for effectively marketing the area for Shreveport-Bossier City, LA.
  • Conducted a study of all tournament quality sports facilities in the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach area (The Strand) complete with recommendations for expansion of existing facilities and possible new construction.
  • Conducted a complete analysis of the sports facilities in Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio and made recommendations on ways to increase the number of sports events producing visitors.
  • Retained to analyze the effectiveness of current sports marketing efforts in the Tri-State area of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky and to make recommendations on changes beneficial to all.

Additional sports facilities audits conducted for:

  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Arlington, TX
  • Branson Lakes CVB
  • Bryan-College Station, TX
  • Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission
  • City of Brandon, MS
  • Cedar Rapids CVB
  • Charleston, WVA
  • Chester County, PA
  • Chicago Southland, IL
  • Clermont County, OH
  • Cobb County, GA
  • Dothan CVB
  • Elkhart County, IN
  • Evansville, IN
  • Fairfax County, VA
  • Franklin County, IN
  • Galveston Island CVB
  • Grand Rapids/Kent County, MI
  • Gwinnett County, GA
  • Johnson City, TN
  • Johnstown-Cambria County, P
  • Kettering, OH
  • Kingsport City Schools TN
  • La Porte County, IN
  • Lake Erie Shores & Islands CVBL
  • Loudoun County, VA
  • Miami County OH CVB
  • Memphis/Shelby County, TN
  • Mesquite, NV
  • City of Myrtle Beach
  • Overland Park CVB
  • Palm Beach County Sports Commission
  • Panama City Beach CVB
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Roanoke Valley CVB
  • Round Rock CVB
  • Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
  • State College, PA
  • Tupelo, MS
  • Vanderburgh County, IN
  • Warren County, OH
  • Williamson County, TN
  • York County, PA
  • I have been especially pleased at how Don shapes his recommendations for each destination as a unique opportunity, not merely repackaging information.
  • When we were creating the Cobb Sports Alliance we turned to the best in the sports business to help us – Don Schumacher. His thorough knowledge of the industry coupled with insightful research and a sports facility inventory assessment led our community to create a unique alliance that understands the power of working together to bring sports to our community. Three years later we still refer to Don’s work and insights to help guide our efforts. It was an exceptional project with exceptional results.
  • Don Schumacher's experience and knowledge of the sports travel industry is unrivaled. This was evident when Don conducted a strategic review of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. After new sports facility development occurred in The Palm Beaches coupled with increased resources provided to our Sports Commission, Don was the first person I called to discuss strategies to prepare for the future. Don's analysis was insightful, detailed, and comprehensive. Applying his industry knowledge to our unique landscape allowed us to create a strategic plan to enhance operational efficiencies and grow our business. Furthermore, sourcing Don and his vast knowledge through the National Association of Sports Commissions brought our Sports Commission great credibility. Today, we are in the process of implementing changes to our organization and adopting a strategic plan based on recommendations offered by Don.
  • Don is an excellent resource with his vast sports facility and sport tourism experience. I have been a part of several projects that included Don and he has always been spot on with his recommendations. I have and will continue to recommend his services. He is the gold standard in our industry.
  • Don Schumacher’s Analysis and Strategic Planning Report were precisely on point! Within two months of presenting the final report we were contracting new tournaments in our parks. The process and quick results far exceeded our expectations!
  • I had the distinct pleasure of working with Don when he consulted with the City of Round Rock on a facilities audit. Don went to great measures to research Round Rock, our facilities, user groups and potential for the future. With his experience and knowledge on a national level, the report was thorough and comprehensive and provided the information the City Council and City Manager needed to make tough decisions. Don’s consulting did not end with the delivery of the report. He continued to check with us to make sure we had all the information we needed and answer any questions we had.
  • To build a successful program, you must first have a successful TEAM behind the effort. This includes outside 3rd party participation and someone who has “been there and done that”. Our choice was Don Schumacher & Associates. Don’s knowledge of the industry and industry/destination needs is second to none and he leads the field of sports tourism. When we decided it was time to build for the future, Don was the first person that we got involved with the project (2008 & 2013) for feasibility, research and consultation. This year that vision becomes reality. I personally recommend Don to other destinations because of his thorough work ethic.