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Bozeman Sports Park

Together with the City of Bozeman, the Bozeman Sports Parks Foundation is responding to an overwhelming need for additional athletic field space in Bozeman. Uniting diverse user groups and inspired partners, BSPF is leading efforts to enhance recreational access, community infrastructure, and the local economy by developing the Bozeman Sports Park – an 80-acre sports complex and community park strategically located in Bozeman.

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Our Story

Dreams for the Bozeman Sports Park began in the early 2000’s as the soccer community of 300+ youth quickly outgrew the community’s only field sports complex, which featured four regulation size soccer fields. More than a decade later in 2012, official planning began as the number of participants soared to more than 3,000 in soccer, lacrosse, rugby and other field sports, whilst no additional public playing fields were added. 

After forming several critical partnerships, passing a community bond totaling $8.4M to purchase land and raising more than $1.7M in private funds, construction of the project’s initial phase began in October 2016 and opened to the public on April 13, 2019. Phase 1 included site preparation, four grass fields, two artificial turf fields, concessions/restroom building, landscaping, parking, playground and more.

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Master Plan

PHASE 1

Thanks to the help of many

The Bozeman Sports Parks Foundation has significantly advanced the Bozeman Sports Park project since the Campaign began in 2016. To date, BSPF has raised more than $2 million in private support to fund the project’s initial phase. Coupled with public bond money, this has allowed for the installation of four grass fields, two artificial turf fields, a concession building, playground, as well as all major infrastructure, a north boundary parking lot and restroom facilities.

With momentum at an all-time high, we have now turned our sights to the project’s next critical step.

PHASE 2

Meeting Demand & Creating Opportunity

While Phase 1 was a massive step forward, our projections show the Bozeman Sports Park needs a minimum of two additional fields to meet the current local demand. BSPF seeks to secure $2.3M in private support to install two additional fields at the Bozeman Sports Park. This will allow us to fully meet our community’s demands for field space for the first time in nearly two decades.

Completing this scope of the project will create significant revenue opportunity which will support the continued build out of this important community asset.

FUTURE PHASES

Our Region's Premier Sports Park

The Foundation is committed to continuing to develop field opportunities to support the growing participation in field sport activities here in the Gallatin Valley. We are proud to be building the region’s premier field sports complex and community park that is expected to generate $6.2 million in annual economic impact.

Once complete, the Bozeman Sports Park will include 80 acres of fully developed spaces including, 14 full size fields/18+ small sized fields and additional community based amenities, such as covered picnic areas, a fenced dog area, walking trails, and more.

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Economic Impact

The Bozeman Sports Park isn’t just another park. Its benefits are more tangible, more consistent, and more impactful than other parks and park projects. While the Bozeman Sports Park enhances the health of our community, it simultaneously enhances the health of our economy by generating a real, annual financial return on investment on a grand scale—millions of new dollars to Bozeman every year.

The combination of concentrated field space, some with synthetic surfaces, and supporting amenities, extends the playing seasons and gives Bozeman the opportunity to host multiple, multi-day tournaments. And, in doing so, we will reap staggering rewards. Our research shows that multiple large-scale tournaments could conservatively generate $6 million annually from 8,000–20,000 new visitor days, 3,400+ additional hotel room nights, and innumerable additional meals, gallons of fuel, and retail sales. Moreover, we estimate that the community’s 3-year ROI would be $24,379,407.

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Our team

Matt Kline

Director of Operations

Matt Kline is originally from Buffalo, NY and moved to Bozeman in 2013. Matt graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a marketing degree. His wife Caralee is originally…

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Tony Rich

Field Use Manager

Tony Rich was a founding board member of the Bozeman Sports Parks Foundation after getting involved to help create more field space for his daughters and future generations… READ BIO

Rachel Thesing

Chair

Rachel Thesing moved to Big Sky, Montana in 2000 and has now called Bozeman home for over 10 years. Graduating from University of Vermont, Rachel’s career has spanned… READ BIO

Brad Yeomans

Vice Chair

Brad has over 20 years of experience in the Fabrics Division at W.L. Gore & Associates, the manufacturer of GORE-TEX products. In 2010, GORE acquired SITKA Gear and… READ BIO

Erik Renna

Treasurer

Erik moved from New Hampshire to Bozeman to attend Montana State University to study mechanical engineering. After graduating, Erik spent 17 year in engineering consulting… READ BIO

Heather Klein

Secretary

Heather Klein grew up on a ranch in eastern Montana and attended Montana State University earning a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. She pursued a career in banking… READ BIO

Mitch Overton

Board Member

Mitch Overton is the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Bozeman. His Department includes Parks, Cemetery, Forestry, Recreation and Aquatics. In addition to the… READ BIO

Anna Rosenberry

Board Member

Anna Rosenberry is an Assistant City Manager for the City of Bozeman. She is a certified public accountant and has worked in local government for more than 20 years… READ BIO

Bridget Ekstrom

Board Member

Bridget is a fifth generation Montanan growing up in Fort Benton and graduating from Montana State University, Bozeman with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. After college… READ BIO

Ryan Springer

Board Member

Ryan Springer has over 10 years of commercial real estate experience. Ryan has been involved on both sides of investment transactions involving hotels, retail and office properties… READ BIO

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Partners & Programs

Understanding that the bold goal of developing a comprehensive sports complex and community park would need a private public partnership in order to be successful, a critical partnership was created between the user groups (Foundation) and the City of Bozeman. The City of Bozeman, looking to develop more park space, funded the initial $8.4M of the project via a public bond. As designed and intended through this partnership, the Bozeman Sports Park will stand as a City owned park, that is managed by the Foundation and maintained by the City.

Our unique operating agreement guarantees that all revenue generated by the Park will be reinvested into the Park (thus bypassing the City’s General Fund) – allowing BSPF to continually improve the Park’s services, amenities and appeal. Furthermore, it creates optimal management, maintenance and funding efficiencies for the Bozeman Sports Park and provides the project with a large pool of leaders who can lend critical strengths to the Park’s continued development.

Programs

We also appreciate the following user groups that use our facilities to provide quality programing for more than 4,000 youth and adults in the Gallatin Valley.

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Community Supporters

We are grateful to the following for their extraordinary generosity and continued support of the Bozeman Sports Park:

$100,000 +

The Bottcher Family
Bridger Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
City of Bozeman
Friends of Tony Rich
JELT
Lehrkind’s Coca-Cola
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation

$50,000-$99,999

Anonymous Donor
Billion Auto Group
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
Stockman Bank
Treacy Foundation

$10,000-$49,999

Anonymous Donor
Tayler and Ashley Bickerstaff
Nancy Black
Bozeman Adult Soccer
Bozeman Health
Bozeman Kiwanis
Bill and Pam Bryan
Buchanan Family Foundation
D.A. Davidson
First Security Bank
First West Insurance
Vallejo & Dashiel Gantner
Keely Kempt
Brian and Heather Klein
Bill Locke
Montana’s Rib & Chop House
Tim Murphy
Reuben Rich
Paul Rubright
Mr. & Mrs. John W Taylor III
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures

AND TO MANY OTHERS WHO SUPPORT HELP MAKE OUR PROGRESS POSSIBLE!

General Info

Facilities

Bozeman Sports Park

Consists of four grass fields and two artificial turf fields.

Bozeman Sports Park

ADDRESS
4600 Baxter Lane
Bozeman, MT 59718

Adam Bronken Memorial Sports Complex

Consists of four grass fields.

Adam Bronken Memorial Sports Complex

ADDRESS
N. Cottonwood Rd. at Classical Way
Bozeman, MT 59718

Fee Schedule

The following rates will be effective for Adam Bronken Memorial Sports Complex and the Bozeman Sports Park September 1, 2019 to August 14, 2020:

General Info

Reserve a Field

Field rental application with Bozeman Sports Parks Foundation (BSPF), as manager of the following City of Bozeman parks: Adam Bronken Memorial Sports Complex (Bronken) and Bozeman Sports Park (BSP). Bronken consists of four grass fields and BSP consists of four grass fields and two artificial turf fields.

Get Involved

The Bozeman Sports Park was a concept developed out of necessity but designed for opportunity. It is more than a quick fix to limited sports fields and safeguarding precious open space for our community. Instead, the Bozeman Sports Park is a “once in forever” endeavor that will serve both youth and adults in our community for generations to come. Will you join us?

Sponsorship & Advertising

We host thousands of visitors every year! Participants, guests and spectators come from Bozeman, neighboring cities and states. Our one goal is community, and we’d love to talk to you about getting involved.

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    If you are interested in more detailed information on the project or how you can support the Bozeman Sports Parks Foundation, please let us know.  We look forward to hearing from you!

    Mailing Address

    PO Box 1126
    Bozeman, MT 59771