Friday, December 2, 2016

I just got off a call with Houston Sports Park regarding pricing for 2017. They intend to increase pricing by 40% from $75 per hour to $105 per hour beginning May 2017. On the positive side, they have a new grounds crew and hope to not have to close for the summer like they have in the past.

What does this mean for HWSA?

Likely, it means HWSA will need to increase the price for registration beginning with the Fall 2017 11v11 seasons. HWSA is already considering some budget changes that have been recommended to us by various members within the association, but we are, of course, open to any other suggestions as well. While I do not expect we will look to leave Houston Sports Park altogether, I do expect that we will reduce our usage at HSP and transfer some matches to fields of similar quality that cost a bit less.

We will have more information next summer, but I wanted to make sure this information was available as early as possible so that a price change does not come as a shock.