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Fairbury, NE, United States, 2006/11/03 - The Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC) has announced its decision to purchase R-House, STI’s web-based housing and registration tool exclusively for their city’s sports events - TampaBaySports.org / STIhousing.com.
Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Rob Higgins commented, "With the influx of events we have experienced over the last couple of years, we have been actively searching for a housing solution like R-House to maximize this facet of our company. We truly appreciate the hands on approach that the customer service oriented staff at STI has taken in making sure each and every one of our needs have been met."
Joanna Vanderslice, President and CEO of STI added, "Working with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission team has been impressive to me already. When I first started talking with them, they told me that they had decided to do their own housing in-house last year to save their hotels and city from the impact of over-priced housing companies. It struck me that they were not willing to compromise their hotels’ revenue for their ease and that they really understood the dynamics of the sports event business. This is a team that obviously has the bravado to move Tampa forward. What they lacked was the tool for the task…that’s what we provided them. We are excited to see Tampa move even further to becoming a premier sports destination.”
About the Tampa Bay Sports Commission
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission (tampabaysports.org) is a private, non-profit, charitable corporation that serves the entire Tampa Bay area as the lead organization for bidding on and hosting major amateur sporting events. Their mission is to attract, promote and/or organize major amateur sporting events, and grassroots youth sports programs, that foster the ongoing development and quality of life for the entire Tampa Bay area. The Tampa Bay area contains a vast array of venues fit to host all types of sporting events. Some of the area's top facilities include the Tampa Convention Center, the Ed Radice Sports Complex, the Florida State Fairgrounds and the St. Pete Times Forum, which is home to the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and the upcoming 2007 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament. In addition, Tampa also works with its two major universities, the University of South Florida and University of Tampa to bring events to each of their respective campuses. The winning combination of glorious weather and well kept venues make it a top pick for athletic events of every type. The Tampa Bay Sports Commission works to unite all interests in the Bay Area under one full-service approach that provides leadership and guidance for the benefit of all parties involved with amateur and youth sports. The Sports Commission works with area Convention and Visitors Bureaus to provide a wealth of services to potential events and their governing bodies.
STI (stihousing.com) has created a success plan for any city that desires to move forward and be part of the growing sports industry. With R-House, the city keeps control of the event; in doing so, benefit is brought to the hotels, the event directors and all the attendees using the service and the generated revenue stays in the city. By offering this service, Tampa will be the one-stop shop that is win-win for everyone.
STI specializes in event housing management across America. By assisting the event director in logistics and planning, events can run smoother and for less time and money. R-House allows them to set-up, monitor and manage their groups online. The STI design includes over 30 years of integration knowledge gained in the technology industries by the STI management team. STI continues to serve events locally in the Omaha/Lincoln areas as well as many other events nationally. It is through their hands-on experience and technical background that R-House was developed. STI saw a need in the industry and met it.