Here at Stylehawk Event Services, we love connecting with new clients and working with event promoters for all different types of sporting events. Earlier this year, we connected with the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA), the leading powerlifting organization in the country. Formerly known as the American Drug Free Powerlifting Association, USPA provides a platform for athletes to compete in an environment free from performance enhancing drugs.
USPA found our company through a web search and contacted us for help in finding them a venue for their USPA California State Powerlifting Championships in Orange County, which were held in March. Athletes competed in Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. The event is used as a qualifier for the 2019 National Powerlifting, Benchpress, and Deadlift Championships, which will be held this month in Columbus, Ohio.
USPA had several very specific requirements that we had to keep in mind as we searched for the perfect venue for them. They needed a space that was large enough (at least 10,000 square feet) for their anticipated 150 event participants, plus another 150 attendees. They also required a full weekend of availability, including all day on Friday for event setup and for weighing in competitors. Floor protection was required for platforms to be built, and they needed HVAC and restrooms within the building.
They needed all of the above, but they had a very tight budget as well as geographical limitations. We contacted several venues on their behalf that we thought could work for their Orange County competition and ended up sourcing a venue on the campus of Vanguard University in Costa Mesa.
Vanguard was very interested in hosting the event, which made them a great venue partner. They were willing to get a little creative with how we structured the rental agreement in order to accommodate the USPA. They agreed to a revenue sharing arrangement, which allowed USPA to stay within their budget. They also adjusted their internal schedule to make room for the three-day event.
Having a great venue allowed the USPA to hold a successful event for everyone involved!
If you are planning a sporting event in San Diego, Orange County, or Los Angeles, and need help finding the perfect venue, let us help. Just like we did with USPA, we can match your event with a venue that will meet all your needs and fit within your event’s budget. We can also help with other aspects of your event, including event management and event logistics. Contact us today so we can help your event run more smoothly and be more profitable.
If you manage a sporting event venue in Southern California and have never partnered with Stylehawk, we’d love to talk to you as well. We can help you fill your venue’s “dark days” with profitable outside events. We work with venues of all sizes and in all areas of Southern California—from San Diego to Santa Barbara.