CatchCorner Launches Sports Facility Booking App in Boston with 50+ Venues

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on May 2, 2024

Popular sports tech startup CatchCorner by Sports Illustrated is making its debut in the Boston market with over 50 sports facilities, offering a revolutionary service to the local community. How? CatchCorner is an app available on iOS, Android, and the web that allows users to rent basketball courts, soccer fields, ice rinks, and other playing surfaces in various cities across North America.

Now, Boston is the latest addition to its expanding list of markets, with CatchCorner now accessible in a dozen cities across North America.

“Being a hub product, we carefully calculate when the time is to expand into new geographic areas. We’ve expanded faster than we ever had in the past,” says co-founder and CEO Jonathan Azouri.

Boston’s sports facilities stand out due to their variety, quality, accessibility, and role in community engagement, making them a sought-after destination for athletes and sports enthusiasts alike, Azouri explains.

Prominent establishments such as the Boston Sports Institute, New England Premier Sportsplex, Boston Pickleball Club, and Bridgewater Ice Arena recognized the advantages of partnering with the startup to attract fresh clientele and boost revenue, particularly during downtimes.

“By leveraging CatchCorner’s innovative platform, we aim to streamline operations and provide our customers with a user-friendly experience that reflects our commitment to excellence,” says Greg Allen, Operations Manager at Bridgewater Sports Complex.

By transitioning from traditional phone bookings to online reservations through CatchCorner’s platform, the process is streamlined for both users and facility owners, fostering efficiency and convenience for all parties involved. This modernized approach holds significant advantages for venues of all sizes.

“A big aspect of CatchCorner’s mission has been to increase accessibility to sports facilities. We have done this by expanding our portfolio to work with all types of diverse facility offerings,” says Azouri. He also reiterates that being on CatchCorner can enhance a facility’s marketability and grant users much-needed visibility in the community.

Booking is entirely dictated by the facilities themselves, including their individual pricing structures, rates, and whether they employ dynamic or static pricing, all updated in real-time.

CatchCorner has grown tremendously since its launch in Toronto in 2019. The app saw an initial year of success and used that as inspiration to push through the pandemic shutdowns of 2020. In 2023, the company was in hyper-growth, expanding into major US cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Having the support of Sports Illustrated was definitely a plus. Azouri highlights that partnering with the most esteemed name in sports gives CatchCorner a significant edge, whether through enhanced credibility or additional marketing opportunities.

Now, with Boston firmly in its sights, CatchCorner is poised to further solidify its presence in the region, marking yet another milestone in its remarkable journey of expansion.

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, High Net Worth magazine, Luxury Miami magazine, CEO Official magazine, Luxury LA magazine, and flagship outlet, Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he was on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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