Proposed Development of Pasco Sports Complex at Wiregrass

Components of a Sports Complex

A complete project package with a defined timeline and a proven ability to execute at the highest level.

A proposed 8 court indoor sports facility to host sporting events in basketball, volleyball, dance, cheer and a variety of other competitive sports along with a minimum of 100 room hotel for event guests. The adjacent Shops at Wiregrass provides excellent selection of dining, retail and development.

Site plan

  • Phase One
    1. Approximately 98,000 SF Indoor sports facility –
      1. 8 basketball courts
      2. Dedicated cheerleading and gymnastics area
    2. Fitness center
    3. Team meeting and coaches area
    4. Hotel – 100+ room Marriott branded hotel
    5. Double sports field / event lawn
    6. Amphitheater
    7. Running, biking trails

Sports Building Aerial

Hotel Aerial

Sports Building Ground View

Hotel Ground View

Amphitheater and Event Lawn

Proposed Siteplan

A First Class Sports Tourism Destination

RaddSports proposes to develop a first class multi-use sports destination focused on athletic programs and amateur sports tourism. The following improvements have been developed with the goal of becoming a top-tier destination for amateur and youth sports. Our goal for the project is to create a high quality sense of place to support a year round amateur and youth sports facility. Events on the weekends will promote sports tourism and the economic impact it brings while serving the local community during the midweek.

Sports Building Floorplan

Deesigned for Excellence

The state-of-the-art 98,000+ square foot sports center features eight bio-cushioned hardwood regulation courts that can be utilized for basketball, volleyball, mixed martial arts, gymnastics, wrestling, soccer, futsal, cheerleading, dance and much more.  The facility and amenities create a premier destination for local, regional and national competitions.  Catering to players, coaches, referees, families, and fans looking for quality venues, the sports facility is the anchor draw for a community to capitalize on the growing amateur sports tourism market.

For the local athletes, both young and old, the addition will provide more access to traditional court sports as well as exposure to the fitness center. The fitness center will be used for strength, speed, agility and flexibility training for amateur athletes in all sports. Studies show that children should be encouraged to develop all-round core strength and coordination up until approximately age 12 before they begin to focus on mastery in one single sport. The purpose of combining the court sport facilities alongside the fitness center is to develop each child holistically and lower their risk of injury.

Meet the Team

The Pasco Wiregrass Complex Components

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The primary goal of a sports tourism development is to boost tourism to the destination and capture the economic impact created through the spending by visitors to the complex. The main ingredients required are:

  1. Facilities for hosting events
  2. Lodging for event guests and planners
  3. Dining, retail and entertainment

We are proposing an 8 court indoor sports facility to host sporting events in basketball, volleyball, dance, cheer and a variety of other competitive sports along with a minimum of 100 room hotel for event guests. The adjacent Shops at Wiregrass provides excellent selection of dining, retail and development.

These three elements will provide the anchor for Pasco County’s top tier sports tourism destination.

The Pasco Wiregrass Complex Team

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The state-of-the-art 98,000+ square foot sports center features eight bio-cushioned hardwood regulation courts that can be utilized for basketball, volleyball, mixed martial arts, gymnastics, wrestling, soccer, futsal, cheerleading, dance and much more.  The facility and amenities create a premier destination for local, regional and national competitions.  Catering to players, coaches, referees, families, and fans looking for quality venues, the sports facility is the anchor draw for a community to capitalize on the growing amateur sports tourism market.

Paul Stresing Associates, Inc.

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Paul Stresing Associates offers over 30 years of progressive experience exemplified by his thorough understanding of programming, design, contract document development, bidding process, and contract administration associated with a wide variety of project sizes and various firms.

Their resume of current projects brings valuable market pricing and realities to their designs, creating a balance between cost and value.


Stantec

logos-002Stantec supports both public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage. Stantec, founded in 1954, has matured to become a leading global design firm with resources of over 190 technical people locally. Stantec is uniquely qualified and prepared to provide professional design services for the Multi-Purpose Indoor Sports Complex.  This is based upon both their extensive experience in parks and recreational projects, which is unmatched throughout the Tampa Bay region.


Municipal Acquisitions

logos-003Municipal Acquisitions is a private real estate investment firm based in Washington, DC.  With nearly $400 million in our current portfolio, we are an established and reliable investor with a demonstrated record of successfully closing transactions that meet our programmatic parameters.  To date, more than fifty of the world’s most respected insurance companies, pension and retirement funds, mutual funds, and family offices have co-invested in our transactions.


Mainsail Lodging & Development

logos-004Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa, Florida based company specializing in hotel, temporary furnished housing and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. Mainsail prides itself in searching for unique lodging opportunities with a purpose.

Mainsail’s leadership team is made up of industry veterans with decades of hospitality experience, who are creative, resourceful and committed professionals driven to the empowerment of their employees and the success of every project.


RADDSports

logos-005RADDSPORTS is a sports development-management company with over 40 years of experience in the amateur sports industry and is headquartered in Jonesville, Florida. The company leadership has 36 years of experience in program and event development, facility development, as well as, public – private partnerships in the state of Florida. Community experience runs deep with decades of leadership with organizations such as Gainesville Sports Commission, Florida Sports Foundation and other municipal roles with parks and recreation and sports tourism.

Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

Our mission, to develop every athlete for success through training, education and programmingwe will be utilizing the expertise of professional coaching, training, educational staff, as well as, trained volunteers.

Academy Programming

RADDSPORTS has developed a “minor” league system of play for athletes 9 – 18 years of age. Athletes will be evaluated and placed into an elite level, competitive level or developmental level.  Ages 5 – 8 will participate on the prep level.  Our goal is to develop each athlete to their full potential.

Elite Level

The elite level is the most intensive and requires the most level of dedication.  This is a 9-month program with athletes meeting 4 days a week.  In the “off season”, emphasis will be placed on physical skills, while working on the tactical skills of their sport. During the “in season” the skill training will be reversed. The majority of competition for the elite teams will be weekend tournament play.

Competitive Level

The competitive level is to train and prepare athletes for the opportunity to rise to the elite level.  This level is a 6-month program that will place the more competitive athletes within an “in house” program format.  This level will meet 3 days a week and athletes will have the opportunity to sign up for additional ancillary programs. Periodically athletes will be selected and placed on a team to play in a weekend tournament.  Players will be selected based on play, participation and attitude.

Developmental Level

The developmental level is for the beginner athlete or one that needs to develop their basic skill for their sport.  This level will also provide the training to provide the opportunity for athletes to raise the competitive level. “In house” teams will be formed and play an “in house” schedule only. This is a 6-month program with teams meeting 2 days a week during the season.

Prep Level Program

The prep level is for ages 5 – 8.  Emphasis will be placed on the basic motor and mental skills required to play their sport.  Staff will design the games and practices to cover all basic fundamentals of the sport.  The prep level will meet 2 days a week during the season.

Off Season Competitive Program

The competitive program is designed for athletes ages 9 – 13 (for those not on an elite roster) to continue their development in the “off season”. This is a 4-month program with athletes meeting 4 days a week. Athletes will spend 80% of their time concentrating on the physical skills and 20% on tactical skills of their sport. Teams will compete in weekend tournaments during the program.

Off Season High School Elite Program

High school elite program is designed to continue the athlete’s development in the “off season”. This is a 4-month program with athletes meeting 4 days a week. Athletes will spend 80% of their time concentrating on the physical skills of their sport and 20% on the tactical skills. Teams will compete in weekend tournaments during the program.

CAMPS AND CLINICS

Summer and Holiday Camps will focus on all components of the sport. While most camps focus solely on the game, RADDSPORTS camps will have morning sessions that will place emphasis on individual skill training, as well as, specific position training that will concentrate on the tactical and ancillary components of the sport. During the afternoon sessions, athletes will be placed on teams and compete in controlled games.

Pre-Season Clinics

Prior to each season, RADDSPORTS will offer clinics to “knock the rust off”. These clinics will give athletes an opportunity to go through workouts to prepare them for their upcoming tryouts or evaluations.

EDUCATIONAL AND CLUB PROGRAMS

Staff will assist all youth in the RADDSPORTS programs to remain “grade eligible” so they may be able to participate in their program or compete in their sport. Staff will also assist the athletes in navigating NCAA compliance rules and assist in promoting the athletes for college recruitment.

The RADDSPORTS educational club programs will provide youth the opportunity to participate in areas of interest. Through an application and interviewing process; the scheduling of training classes and club responsibilities; these programs are also designed to instill the youth with skills for a good work ethic and prepare them to enter into the job market.

Coach’s Club

Designed for youth ages 13 – 15. Participants will apply and complete an interview process for entry into the club. Once in the club, participants will learn all aspects of the sports, events and services that are offered in the facility. They will also assist in coaching of the prep levels, score keeping and officiating.

Elite Manager’s Club

Designed for youth ages 13 and above. Participants will apply and complete an interview process for entry into the club. Once in the club, participants will assist the elite level coaches in preparing and managing practice and games; record and track statistical data; travel with teams to events and assist in scouting opposing teams during an event.

Internships and Practicum’s

RADDSPORTS will provide educational opportunities for sports administration, event planning, and hospitality and tourism majors to complete their course and/or education requirements.

Student Volunteers

Often students are required to perform service hours to qualify for clubs and scholarships. RADDSPORTS will work with local schools to offer opportunities for student volunteers in their area of interest.

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