Not long ago, the team at Stylehawk began working with a new client—Fight 2 Win, a Denver-based company that puts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu matches around the country. The events Fight 2 Win puts on aren’t like any grappling matches you’ve ever seen. They call them “The Biggest Party in Grappling.” Not only do they bring in some of the country’s top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters, but they also create a supercharged environment, complete with a high-intensity soundtrack, an LED video wall, lights, fog machines, and an elevated mat. The goal is to give audience members an experience that rivals a high-profile Las Vegas boxing match.
Fight 2 Win will put on 20-25 shows this year, in cities all over the country—from Los Angeles to Baltimore, and from Minneapolis to Miami—and Stylehawk will locate and book venues for those shows.
We first connected with Fight 2 Win when they were looking for a San Diego venue that could host one of their events. They had called UC San Diego about booking the RIMAC Center, but that venue wasn’t available on the day they needed it. The in-house staff at UCSD recommended that Fight 2 Win call us at Stylehawk to help source a suitable venue in the San Diego area. We were able to find them a great venue, and their San Diego event was a huge success!
Shortly thereafter, Fight 2 Win called us again. This time, their Los Angeles venue had fallen through and they needed to find another one on short notice. The venue sourcing team at Stylehawk was able to find them a new venue within a week!
Now, we are working with Fight 2 Win to help them find venues all over the country. We’re happy to help them make their events successful by locating venues that meet their needs, and they have some very specific requirements that we need to keep in mind. For example, their setup requires 10,000+ square feet of space and 18-foot ceilings with no columns or posts obstructing the area. Fight 2 Win also requires that venues allow them to use their own ticket distribution system, and since they stream their events, they require venues to have a hardline internet connection with good upload speeds. And of course, venues need to fit within their budget. To date, we have sourced more than 30 venues for Fight 2 Win.
In certain locations, Fight 2 Win contracts with Stylehawk for other services besides just venue sourcing. For example, if a venue doesn’t have in-house food and beverage services, Stylehawk will locate a local contractor to pull alcohol permits and serve for the event. Stylehawk has also sourced security service contractors and rental equipment when necessary.
When it comes to venue sourcing for sporting events—especially for events in cities you aren’t familiar with—it pays to have a professional venue sourcing company you can call on. At Stylehawk, we are experts at finding the perfect venues for sporting events, saving you time and often saving you money by negotiating better rates on your behalf. If you could use the help of a venue sourcing company for your next sporting event or series of events, Stylehawk would love to help. Contact us to learn more about what we have to offer or to get started!