SFM Partnership Announcement

In February, Ballparks began a new chapter as a group of four local businessmen from Springfield, MO, Greg Snider, Paul Satterwhite, Dale Helle, and Steve Strobel, purchased the complex from the original developers and operators of the Ballparks of America tournament experience.  Satterwhite and Snider were first introduced to Ballparks as coaches who brought their teams to play and stay at the complex’s facilities. Between them, the teams they have been involved with have played over 100 games at the complex. 

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 15, 2020

Contact: Greg Snider
Company: Ballparks of America
Email: gsnider@ballparksofamerica.com

Ballparks of America Selects Sports Facilities Management (SFM) as Facility Operator
New ownership group for national baseball destination partners with SFM as outsourced management solution

(Branson, MO) April 15, 2020Thousands of baseball players and their families will flock to Branson, MO in 2020 to play baseball at the Ballparks of America sports complex. The landmark attraction, which opened in 2016, has recently been acquired by a group of four Springfield, MO businessmen. The group, comprised of Greg Snider, Paul Satterwhite, Dale Helle, and Steve Strobel, has elected to outsource the management of the facility including booking, marketing, and daily operations to the Sports Facilities Management (SFM), a nationally recognized provider of management services for youth sports, community recreation, events, and entertainment. 

Satterwhite, one of the new partners and Springfield attorney says the team has plans for building upon the outstanding brand and reputation of the facility and enhancing the physical property. “We’re excited to usher in the next generation of players to Ballparks with enhanced guest experiences, upgraded facilities, and high quality tournaments,” said Satterwhite. “We believe SFM is the right partner to help us achieve our dual goals of a great baseball and family vacation experience while making a significant impact on the community.”

The Ballparks of America complex is best known for featuring two-thirds replicas of 5 classic ballparks including Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Boston’s Fenway Park, St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, Detroit’s Tiger Stadium, and Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field. Since opening, the facility has produced substantial economic impact to Branson through their week-long summer baseball tournaments and a variety of hosted events including the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Major 70 World Series.

“Ballparks of America is a well known destination in the industry providing a unique service highlighted by the dorm experience for teams and coaches,” says SFM CEO and Founder, Jason Clement. “By layering in SFM’s systems and our dedicated team, we are positioned to make 2020 their best year yet. Our values align perfectly with the Owners, and we are thrilled to partner in bringing their vision to life by maximizing the performance and guest experience of the facility.”

As an SFM-managed property, Ballparks of America joins the SFM Network, the industry’s largest and fastest growing network of sports tourism properties in the U.S. The SFM Network hosts more than 25 million guests visits each year across associated venues and is forecast to produce more than $1 billion in economic impact in the next five years.

“We wanted to surround ourselves with the best team possible,” says Ballparks of America co-owner Greg Snider. “We are not only passionate about putting on the nation’s best baseball tournaments, but the power of sport to positively impact kids’ lives. SFM shares those values and is going to help us take the facility and operation to the next level.”

For more information about the weeklong Ballpark of America experience, to review availability, or register for a tournament; visit https://www.ballparksofamerica.com.

###

As an SFM-managed property, Ballparks of America joins the SFM Network, the industry’s largest and fastest growing network of sports tourism properties in the U.S. The SFM Network hosts more than 25 million guests visits each year across associated venues and is forecast to produce more than $1 billion in economic impact in the next five years.

Share:

More Posts

Big baseball bat installed outside Ballparks of America

Branson’s Ballparks of America installed a 30-foot baseball bat on the property for people to take memorable selfies. Scott Bailes, the general manager of Ballparks of America, said visiting teams usually want a signature photo to mark their week at the park and the big bat will add a bit of local history.

Ballparks of America, White Water, Silver Dollar City team up to enhance experience for players, families

In seeking ways to enhance a family’s experience when they visit the Branson Lakes area, Ballparks of America is announcing a partnership with White Water and Silver Dollar City for the 2021 summer season, which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The partnership, a first-time venture, is designed to give families entertainment options with flexibility since ball playing often comes with changing schedules.

Ballparks of America’s Red Roofs ‘Go Green’

With sights set on a more sustainable future, Ballparks of America has announced the decision to make a major investment in solar energy at its world-class sports complex. ArrowPoint Solar of Nixa, Missouri, has been selected to complete the installation of nearly 1,300 solar panels at the premier baseball and softball sports facility.

A New Chapter for Ballparks of America

In February, Ballparks began a new chapter as a group of four local businessmen from Springfield, MO, Greg Snider, Paul Satterwhite, Dale Helle, and Steve Strobel, purchased the complex from the original developers and operators of the Ballparks of America tournament experience.  Satterwhite and Snider were first introduced to Ballparks as coaches who brought their teams to play and stay at the complex’s facilities. Between them, the teams they have been involved with have played over 100 games at the complex. 

Send Us A Message