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Managing Sport Facilities-3rd Edition

Managing Sport Facilities-3rd Edition

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    Managing Sport Facilities, Third Edition, continues the tradition set by its predecessors of providing future and current sport facility managers with the knowledge they need in order to make the proper decisions in all areas of facility management. Like the previous two versions, the third edition provides a comprehensive understanding of crafting a career in running a sport facility.

    The third edition of Managing Sport Facilities engages students with a clear writing style, extensive real-world examples, and information on managing a range of facilities, from smaller health clubs, colleges, and recreational environments to professional sport stadiums. Because managers require current information to meet the needs of new facilities and audiences, this edition has been updated to include the following:

    • A new chapter on green facility management

    • Updated Sport Facility Management Profiles featuring industry experts introducing applied connections for each chapter

    • Expanded Facility Focus sidebars presenting facts and strategies used by real facilities

    • An updated instructor ancillary package, now including instructor videos that feature professionals in the field offering advice and insight

    In response to its increasing importance over the last decade, the newest chapter in this text focuses on implementing and maintaining green facilities. This chapter details items that should be considered during the construction of new environmentally conscious facilities as well as information on retrofitting and updating older facilities with green technology, such as recycling initiatives and solar panels. A facility built according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards may lose its certification if not properly maintained over time, so tips for preserving green facilities are also included.

    In Managing Sport Facilities, Third Edition, students will learn the history of the sport facility industry and the primary goals and objectives of facility managers; how to build and finance a facility; facility operation; administration of marketing, finance, and other critical areas; and event administration and management. A comprehensive approach to understanding the wide-ranging job of sport facility managers has been applied, with a structure that builds from general to specific, and finally to practical knowledge in the final chapter. In addition, the text offers updated content in the Sport Facility Management Profiles, Facilities Trivia, Behind the Scenes, and Facility Focus sidebars in each chapter, which bring the theories and concepts to life by citing specific examples of strategies used in making a facility—and the facility manager—more successful. New instructor videos that can be shared during class provide students with a glimpse into the lives of real-world professionals as they provide insight and advice.

    Managing Sport Facilities, Third Edition, contains extensive textbook learning aids, including real-world checklists and forms that allow students a glimpse of some of the tools and guidelines that professionals use in their work. Each chapter begins with objectives and an overview and concludes with a summary and discussion questions and activities. The instructor ancillaries will help instructors prepare for and teach classes, and the text itseelf has an engaging style that makes the reading cogent and easy to remember.

    Starting from its already-solid foundation, the new material, updates, ancillaries, and practical learning aids make this third edition the most complete and up-to-date text on the subject. Students using this text will learn what it takes to blend leadership, operations management, and creativity in promotions as they begin their journey to being top-notch sport facility managers.


    Text for students in sport facility management or sport facility and event management courses. A reference for sport facility managers and industry professionals.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction to Sport Facility Management

    Chapter 1. History and Future of Sport and Public Assembly Facilities

    Facilities in Ancient Times

    Facilities From the Middle Ages to the 1800s

    Facility Management From Ancient to Modern Times

    Evolution of Professional and Collegiate Facilities

    Facility Focus

    The Future of Sport Facilities

    Trends That Will Affect Future Facilities

    Chapter 2. Facility Management

    What Is Facility Management?

    The Facility Manager


    Managerial Functions

    Chapter 3. Management Theory and Human Resources

    Management Theory

    Management Research Failure


    Computer-Aided Facility Management

    Simple Strategies


    Sport Facility Jobs

    Employment Options

    Hiring Process

    Employee Management

    Legal Concerns

    Part II. Facility Development

    Chapter 4. Facility Planning

    Fundamentals of Planning

    Planning for Existing Facilities

    Planning for Future Facilities

    Chapter 5. Facility Site and Design

    Site Location

    Site Cost

    Site Selection

    Facility Design

    Chapter 6. Facility Construction

    Construction Planning

    Preconstruction Phase

    Construction Elements

    Project Costs

    Completion and Analysis

    Part III. Facility Systems and Operations

    Chapter 7. Facility Systems

    Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

    Air Quality

    Energy Systems


    Interior Systems

    Exterior Systems

    Combined Interior and Exterior Systems

    Chapter 8. Facility Operations

    Space Management

    Managing Specialized Components

    Establishing Grass Fields

    Maintaining Grass Fields

    Additional Outdoor Concerns

    Chapter 9. Facility Maintenance

    Maintenance and Repair Program

    Maintenance Audits

    Maintenance Department

    Basic Maintenance and Cleaning

    Chapter 10. Green Facility Management

    The Need for Green Strategies

    Green Solutions

    Green Building Design

    Green Building Operations

    Researching Wise Investments

    Part IV. Facility Administration

    Chapter 11. Marketing and Sales

    Marketing Concepts

    The Marketing Process

    Facility Marketing


    Chapter 12. Finance and Budgeting

    Financial Concepts

    Revenue and Expenses

    Financial Analysis


    New Facility Financing

    Selling a Facility

    Chapter 13. Legal Responsibilities

    Basic Law

    Tort Law

    Risk Management and Insurance


    Property Law

    Constitutional Law

    Government Regulations

    Part V. Event and Activity Management

    Chapter 14.Implementing a Security Plan

    What Is Security?

    Crowd Management

    Other Safety Concerns

    Crisis Management

    Chapter 15. Facility Preparation and Event Management

    Revisiting Planning

    Attracting Events

    Event Preparation

    Mid-Event Concerns

    Postevent Analysis

    Postevent Surveys

    Marketing for the Future

    Marketing Efforts and Costs

    Facility Analysis

    About the Author

    Gil B. Fried, JD, is a professor at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. He has taught sport facility management for more than 20 years and has written numerous articles, books, and book chapters on sport facility management issues. Fried speaks throughout the United States on issues such as building and financing facilities and dealing with risk management concerns.

    He was the director of risk management for OR&L Facility Management, which manages several million square feet of space. He has also worked with the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and developed the curriculum and materials for the IAVM’s Academy for Venue Safety & Security.

    Besides taking pictures of numerous sport facilities to include in future versions of this text, Fried enjoys playing badminton, farming, being with his wife and kids, and traveling.


    All ancillary materials are free to course adopters and available at

    Instructor guide. Includes objectives, summaries, and key terms for each chapter; suggestions for guest lecturers and tips for covering potentially difficult material; suggested answers to the book’s discussion questions; supplemental class activities; two semester-long case studies; and suggested background readings and web resources. It also includes a reference document to help instructors who may want to incorporate the book into a combined course on facilities and events.

    Test package. Includes more than 500 questions in true-or-false, multiple-choice, and essay formats, and is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Presentation package. Includes 355 slides covering the key points from the text, separated by chapter.

    The presentation package is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-0395-8

    Instructor videos. Contains more than 20 video clips featuring interviews with industry professionals who give insight and advice on their multifaceted careers. These interviews may supplement class lectures and will help students understand the range of duties involved in this challenging and exciting occupation.

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