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 itself 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.
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
The Future of Sport Facilities
Trends That Will Affect Future Facilities
Chapter 2. Facility Management
What Is Facility Management?
The Facility Manager
Chapter 3. Management Theory and Human Resources
Management Research Failure
Computer-Aided Facility Management
Sport Facility Jobs
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
Chapter 6. Facility Construction
Completion and Analysis
Part III. Facility Systems and Operations
Chapter 7. Facility Systems
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Combined Interior and Exterior Systems
Chapter 8. Facility Operations
Managing Specialized Components
Establishing Grass Fields
Maintaining Grass Fields
Additional Outdoor Concerns
Chapter 9. Facility Maintenance
Maintenance and Repair Program
Basic Maintenance and Cleaning
Chapter 10. Green Facility Management
The Need for Green Strategies
Green Building Design
Green Building Operations
Researching Wise Investments
Part IV. Facility Administration
Chapter 11. Marketing and Sales
The Marketing Process
Chapter 12. Finance and Budgeting
Revenue and Expenses
New Facility Financing
Selling a Facility
Chapter 13. Legal Responsibilities
Risk Management and Insurance
Part V. Event and Activity Management
Chapter 14.Implementing a Security Plan
What Is Security?
Other Safety Concerns
Chapter 15. Facility Preparation and Event Management
Marketing for the Future
Marketing Efforts and Costs
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.