The Snohomish County Sports Commission has employed JLL’s Lodges & Hospitality Group’s Tourism and Vacation spot Advisory Crew to assist in the RFI improvement and doubtlessly within the RFP course of to establish potential public and/or non-public builders or companions within the improvement and funding of a sports activities advanced in Snohomish County with a concentrate on internet hosting a wide range of sporting occasions and different leisure actions in addition to further associated native occasions.
The general course of is designed to encourage municipalities, non-public buyers and native or nationwide companies to reply. The objective is to solidify the elements of the RFI and RFP by the top of this summer season and place the choice course of to start in late summer season or fall of 2022. The Snohomish County Sports Commission works to reinforce the native financial system, picture as a sports activities vacation spot and appeal to regional, nationwide, and worldwide sporting occasions to the county.
“The County Sports Commission’s proposal for a public and private athletics facility positions the county for economic growth, which enhances our regional brand as a youthful, dynamic, and desirable destination for families and companies alike,” stated Garry Clark, president and chief government officer, Financial Alliance Snohomish County. “Urban places thrive with year-round recreation access and small businesses flourish with the increased foot traffic; the timing could not be better for this project.”
The Commission has lately introduced occasions such because the American Cornhole League heading to Everett in June and the annual US Path Working Convention from October 19–22. The Sports Commission reported that it hosted 110 sports activities occasions throughout 2021 that generated $14.3 million in customer direct spending and generated an estimated 11,900 room nights, attracting practically 75,000 individuals to the area.
“We saw an unprecedented decline in our tourism sector over the last two years, as visitors stayed home during the pandemic. However, we are now seeing a resurgence in tourists, and we will invest significant resources in strengthening tourism, one of the largest potential drivers of job growth in Snohomish County,” stated Snohomish County Government Dave Somers. “The Snohomish County Sports Commission’s vision for a state-of-the-art indoor sports facility will bring with it significant economic opportunities and an additional space for our athletes, whether young or old. Snohomish County would be an even better global sports destination with the facility.”