Convention, Sports, & Entertainment

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Strategic Advisory Group professionals have consulted on over 80 convention facilities representing over 15 million square feet of function space. Our convention/civic facility experience includes small, medium or large convention centers as well as civic centers that encompass exhibit space, ballroom and meeting rooms, arena, performing arts center or other related civic function spaces. As an example, SAG assisted Orlando with planning for the development and funding of the massive convention center, as well as public-private strategies related to the entire district surrounding the center.

From providing long-range strategic planning to America’s top convention center destinations to feasibility assessments, financial advisory services, pre-development or development services, or operational improvement, SAG is recognized as a convention industry leader.

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Strategic Advisory Group professionals have assisted communities large and small with planning, financing and implementing performing arts centers. Whether amplified halls to host Broadway, acoustic halls for the fine arts, or studio theaters for local arts groups, SAG has the expertise to achieve community goals.

Recently, SAG assisted the public development agency with formulating a comprehensive development, financing and operating plan for a major new performing arts center in Rochester, NY that included the theater, a community college and bus transit station. SAG’s involvement got the project on track and the community was able to obtain needed state funding approval.


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Strategic Advisory Group consults on a wide variety of entertainment-related venues and development initiatives. Whether related to redevelopment of entire downtown districts or specific assets such as amphitheaters and other performance venues, theme parks, museums, aquariums, race tracks, Olympic venues, etc., SAG’s strategic thinking combined with its financial expertise leads to a solid foundation for decision making and project implementation.

By way of example, SAG assisted a private developer with a development plan, including exploring various public incentives, for the redevelopment of a closed Air Force base in Myrtle Beach into a theme park.

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Strategic Advisory Group professionals have consulted on over 25 ballparks, stadiums, arenas, amphitheaters and civic centers, including those for MLB, NFL, NBA and MLS in markets across the country. Our sports facility experience includes projects large and small.

Recently, SAG assisted the District of Columbia with winning the effort to relocate the former MLB Montreal Expos to Washington, DC in the form of the Washington Nationals. Our work included helping to create a financeable stadium development plan for National Park, and we also helped to plan for the mixed-use redevelopment of the areas surrounding the stadium.