Community asset, economic engine, tourism generator, home field...The reasons for developing and operating event and recreation venues are many. SVS clients represent an equally varied group. Our primary aim is to meet your goals and provide answers to your questions.

  • Destination Marketing Organizations

    What visitor amenity does your market lack? How would a new or expanded convention, sports or entertainment asset improve visitation, increase hotel tax collections, and boost economic impacts from visitor spending in your community?

  • State &

    Municipal Governments

    What building program is appropriate for your market? How would a new or expanded conventions, sports, or entertainment asset perform, and what is the optimum operational structure? What are the economic benefits, operational costs, and other impacts on the local economy?

  • Economic Development Organizations

    How would a new or expanded convention, sports, or entertainment asset help fulfill your economic development initiatives? How do tourism amenities interact with the local economy and what are the drivers of growth? What the are the projected fiscal impacts?

Architects, Planners

& Property


Do you or your client need  market-driven recommendations for building programming? Who are your primary competitors and what are the industry trends? How will your planned development perform in the market?

Public Venue Operators

How does your operation compare with peer venues?  What operating and marketing structures are optimum in your market?  How would an expansion or other  facility improvements affect your operations?

Private Venue Developers & Operators

What building program is appropriate for your market and would generate the highest return? What is the public benefit of your development, and can a public-private partnership help fund a financing gap? What operational structure is optimum?


Phone:    (630) 926-8896

Cover Photos:

Virginia Beach Convention Center

St. Louis Ice Center (courtesy Generator Studio)

Morris Performing Arts Center

Toyota Field

Strategic Venue Studies is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise with the City of Chicago.