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Facility Feature: Elite Athletic Sports Club, Florida

Steve Braz and Shane Bowen have a great passion for baseball and coaching.

While they tend to their full-time jobs, their free time is spent coaching travel baseball teams in the Central Florida area. They love their time developing players, but one major issue kept coming up that prevented them from holding quality practices with their teams – field availability.

With field limitations and unpredictable weather, Braz and Bowen decided to open their own indoor sports facility, the Elite Athletic Sports Club (EASC). “We wanted to give athletes of all ages a safe and controlled environment to train in year-round, and a place that teams and players can call home,” says Braz.

Braz and Bowen carefully researched who to partner with for the project and got quotes and proposals from multiple vendors. “Our goal was definitely to find good pricing, but most importantly, we wanted that mix of competitive pricing with quality products. After looking over all our proposals, On Deck Sports proved to be the perfect fit to get durable material at a reasonable price.”

Braz and Bowen connected with facility expert, Mike Kalell, and took the first steps towards completing their facility and the future home of Scappers Baseball travel team. Together, they designed a 3D layout which revealed an 11,000 sq.ft. turf and rubber flooring surface with retractable batting cages. Braz and Bowen loved the 3D layout and used it as marketing material to help promote the facility.