Sussex County Sports Foundation

Sussex County,

Sports Complex Feasibility Study

In 2006 B&D was selected by Positive Impact to conduct a planning assessment and feasibility study for a proposed sports and entertainment complex intended to become an integral part of a mixed-use development in Sussex County. Our tasks included: defining objectives for the project, evaluating the market for sports facilities, reviewing the current program, and developing multiple financial scenarios. The objectives decided upon were: to provide a community asset, to develop corporate and retail opportunities, to enhance the value of the development, and to achieve financial sustainability. We analyzed demographics, comparable facilities, current sports trends, and possible development scenarios. Our studies revealed the complex could be a vital community asset and financially sustainable within five years. Of the three program concepts proposed, we determined that a multi-sport field complex and a well-programmed indoor facility with fitness facilities would be the most viable approach.