Scannell Properties officially began construction on a new Kollege Town Sports facility and held a groundbreaking ceremony August 25 at the site in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The special event featured Scannell, Riddell and Kollege Town senior leaders and employees, as well as customers, development partners and public officials. The Sun Prairie facility will support all aspects of Kollege Town’s apparel business, while also housing their “fanaKTive” graphics-based product line. A division of Riddell since October 2015, Kollege Town manages Riddell’s growing apparel category.
The joint Kollege Town and Riddell team, in conjunction with its development partners, initiated the exploration process of identifying a location for a new facility at the beginning of 2016. While the search covered the greater Madison area, Sun Prairie was selected given the ties to the local community, room for future expansion beyond the current footprint, and other logistical considerations. The facility project received vital support from many public entities including the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), City of Sun Prairie, Dane County, and the Sun Prairie Area School District.
The Sun Prairie facility will span 102,125 square feet and will be located on over 13 acres adjacent to a developed business park. It will be responsible for sales, operations, production and warehousing for the apparel line and will host creative support and production for the wide range of fanaKTive products. Kollege Town will transition the activities of its current location in Windsor, Wisconsin to Sun Prairie beginning in the Spring of 2017.
The company’s key partners on the project include Avison Young (real estate consultant and construction manager), Incentis Group (public incentives consultant), Scannell Properties (developer), Heitman Architects (architect), and Wisconsin-based Sullivan designBUILD (design build general contractor) and Quam Engineering (civil engineer).
Bill Linville, Scannell’s Managing Partner said, “This is the second facility we have built for Riddell and we are honored to have the opportunity to do so. We look forward to this and future projects.”