Brevard Productions’ Spring Training Programs Are Major Sports Tourism Driver
By Space Coast Daily // September 11, 2015
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC IMPACT
ABOVE VIDEO: Locally owned sports management company Brevard Production Inc. has been creating jobs and millions in economic impact for the Space Coast economy for many years from its spring training program for visiting high school and college sports teams.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Locally owned sports management company Brevard Productions, Inc. has been creating jobs and millions in economic impact for the Space Coast economy for many years from its spring training program for visiting high school and college sports teams.
Brevard Productions skillfully organizes games between the visiting teams and local high schools as well as practice time, so that the northern teams can play outside, unlike in their home towns, where the weather is not favorable at this time of year.
“It’s a great feeling to see the visiting high school and college baseball and softball teams enjoying our beautiful sports parks, terrific hotels and the world class hospitality that our tourism community offers,” said Giles Malone, Director.
“We could not provide this spring training sports program for our thousands of out of town visitors without the support of the Space Coast Office of Tourism, Rusty Buchanan, Brevard County Parks and Recreation and the schools.”
Brevard Productions’ expert team has a combined 100 years of experience in serving the visiting sports teams and knows what the teams are looking for.
“The combination of our great local hotels, super county, city and schools, baseball and softball fields, combined with our top notch management team, make for a very affordable, high quality and value-packed package that teams from all over the country love. We also attract a lot of teams from Canada and Quebec that love our program.”
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT
Brevard Production’s Cocoa Beach Spring Training and Space Coast Spring Training programs created over 10,000 room nights this past spring, and that is just the tip of the iceberg according to Malone.
“We work with hotels from all over the Space Coast to host our visiting teams. Our hotel partners are the best and they always make our teams feel welcome and at home. We have a super group of hotels and our teams greatly appreciate the warmth and hospitality they receive.”
This translates into millions of dollars of economic impact for businesses along the Space Coast and the many hotels greatly appreciate the work of Brevard Productions.
Brevard Productions spring training provides a unique situation where the teams can choose their arrival and departure dates, their chosen level of accommodations, meal plans, transportation and make their own schedule according to their personal needs.
“When and if more baseball fields become available,we will be able to attract many, many more teams, as the only limiting factor is usable field space,” said Malone.
Brevard Productions creates work for over 350 people throughout the year with its wide variety of sports and special events.
“Thanks to Brevard County Parks and Recreation, the parks are in first class condition and offer the teams a first class environment for their practices and games.”
While the Washington Nationals and other professional spring training teams are enjoying the spring in Florida, hundreds of high school and college baseball and softball spring training teams are also enjoying the many sights and sounds of the sunny and warm Cocoa Beach area thanks to Brevard Productions.
Teams typically travel with a large group of followers, parents, relatives and friends who also enjoy traveling down to Florida with the team.
This influx of teams and family members create a large economic impact which benefits local businesses up-and-down the Space Coast.
“We just don’t have fields like this at home,” said Trudie Lawson, a parent of one of the players from the Calgary Redbirds.
“Brevard Productions Cocoa Beach Spring Training is outstanding – and we love it here!”
BREVARD PRODUCTIONS PROGRAMS ARE MAJOR SPORTS TOURISM DRIVER
The camaraderie and team spirit is evident as the teams enjoy the practices and games. And these memories create special times that these young players will remember for the rest of their lives, all created on the Space Coast.
The Brevard County Parks and Recreation facilities that are used by Brevard Productions for its spring training for the games and practices of the teams are ideal because the parks sit vacant and unused during the day, while the local school children and players are in school.
This allows the park to be used by the visiting teams without displacing the local little leagues and other groups who enjoy the fields in the evening.
“People like Jack Lyerly at Merritt Island Little League and Tracy Jones at Port St. John are terrific to work with and our teams also spend money with those Little League concession stands, which in turn helps our local kids,” said Malone.
Brevard Production’s Cocoa Beach Spring Training and Space Coast Spring Training programs created over 10,000 room nights this past spring, and that is just the tip of the iceberg.
“We are proud to host the teams and it is a terrific boost to to our property,” said Cesar Perra, a hotel manager at the International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach.
“The teams also bring lots of parents and other family and friends, so we are delighted with Brevard Productions.”
For information about Cocoa Beach Spring Training call 321-323-4460 or 855-386-3836 or visit CocoaBeachSpringTraining.com