Managing Sport Facilities

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Human Kinetics, 2005 - Business & Economics - 363 pages
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When most people enter a sport facility, they are usually unaware of the host of decisions that have been made before and during the event to ensure an enjoyable experience. Sport facility managers make these decisions, which range from ordinary maintenance issues to more critical issues such as how much staffing is necessary for various events.

Unique in its complete coverage of the profession, Managing Sport Facilitieswill help future and current sport facility managers make the proper decisions in all areas of facility management. The book contains a comprehensive, reader-friendly examination of the various responsibilities of facility managers, and it covers the essential knowledge and skills required for operating a sport facility:
-Facility planning, site selection and design, and construction

-Facility systems, operations, and maintenance

-Facility administration, including marketing and sales, finance and budgeting, human resources, and legal issues

-Event planning, security, and procedures
To help students learn the material and prepare them to apply it to real-world situations, Managing Sport Facilitiesincludes “Behind the Scenes” sidebars that demonstrate how professionals have applied theory to practice to solve various facility management dilemmas. The text also features chapter objectives, summaries, discussion questions and activities, and a glossary as study aids to highlight the most important discussion topics to reinforce understanding. “Facility Focus” boxes throughout the text feature interesting facts, trivia, and statistics associated with well-known sport facilities. Numerous photos, figures, and tables capture readers' attention in a visually appealing manner as well.

Managing Sport Facilitiesis the ideal resource for students desiring to gain a working knowledge of all aspects of facility management. It will help sport facility managers make all the right decisions—from developing a facility and operating it to planning, promoting, and managing events in a facility.

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About the author (2005)

Gil Fried, JD, is an associate professor at the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut. He has taught sport facility management for more than 10 years and has written numerous articles, books, and book chapters on sport facility management issues. Fried speaks across the country on issues ranging from how to build and finance facilities to risk management concerns. As an attorney, Fried has represented numerous sport facilities and for more than 10 years has been the general counsel for several sport facility management associations. He has worked with the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) and is developing the curriculum materials for the IAAM's Academy for Venue Safety and Security.

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