Sport Facility Operations Management: A Global Perspective

Sport Facility Operations Management: A Global Perspective

by Stacey A. Hall, Simon Shibli, Eric Schwarz
     
 

This is the first book to take a truly global look at facilities operations management in the sport industry. Sports facilities management is in the national news with reports from the BBC that three 2012 Olympic venues in London are being evaluated by accountants to see whether they will deliver value for money. The current estimate of government spending on the

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Overview

This is the first book to take a truly global look at facilities operations management in the sport industry. Sports facilities management is in the national news with reports from the BBC that three 2012 Olympic venues in London are being evaluated by accountants to see whether they will deliver value for money. The current estimate of government spending on the games is £9.3billion. There is also an ongoing debate about the fate of the 80,000 seat stadium that is being constructed for the games at a cost of £500million.

Sport facilities of all shapes and sizes are an ingrained part of global sport management culture. As such, it is inevitable that students who enter into the field of sport management will interact with the management and operations of a sport facility at some point during their career. This textbook provides the theoretical foundation for sport facility operations management, and is supplemented both in the text and in the companion site containing: schematics, planning documents, sample forms, and sample ownership/ management structures.

In addition, each author will infuse research and experiences from sport facilities around the world (North America; Europe; Middle East/ Asia; Australia and New Zealand) to ensure that a global perspective is at the core of this book. This book is published with the sport management lecturer and student in mind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856178365
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/25/2010
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Eric C. Schwarz is a Senior Lecturer of Sport Management at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He has been a professor of sport business management in the United States and Australia for the past 15 years after a career in college athletics and recreation. Eric has published numerous articles on sport marketing and experiential learning in peer-reviewed journals; he is also the lead author of Advanced Theory and Practice in Sport Marketing, the second edition of which was published by Routledge in 2012. Eric also served as President and Executive Director of the Sport Marketing Association from 2010–2013.

Stacey A. Hall is the Associate Director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and an Associate Professor of Sport Management at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), USA. She has been referred to as one of the nation’s leading experts in sport security, including having been the principal investigator on numerous external grant awards and several service projects in collaboration with the US Department of Homeland Security. A competitive soccer player, she was team captain for the Northern Ireland International Soccer Team.

Simon Shibli is Professor of Sport Management at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and has been the Director of the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) since 2004. He is a qualified accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). After a career as a facility manager in the arts and entertainments industry, Simon returned to academic life as a lecturer specializing in finance and he wrote his first book, Leisure Manager's Guide to Budgeting and Budgetary Control, in 1994.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments, dedications, epigraphs xiii

About the authors xv

Prologue 1

1 Introduction to sport facility operations management 3

Section 1 Pre-Management and Pre-Operational Issues 11

2 Ownership structures 13

3 Financing sport facilities 31

4 Planning, design, and construction processes 51

Section 2 Implementation of Management and Operational Strategies 65

5 Organizational management 67

6 Human resource management 83

7 Financial management 103

8 Operations management 123

9 Legal concerns for owners and managers 143

Section 3 Ancillary Issues in Management and Operations 153

10 Facility marketing management 155

11 Event planning in facility management 171

12 Risk assessment in facility management 181

13 Security planning for facility management 197

Section 4 Effectiveness of Management and Operations 217

14 Performance management and benchmarking 219

Glossary 243

Further reading 259

Index 273

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