Sports Ground Management: A Complete Guide

Sports Ground Management: A Complete Guide

by Stewart Brown
     
 

All sports persons and players, at whatever level, need quality surfaces on which to play, and constructing, preparing and maintaining surfaces are all essential tasks carried out by professional groundspersons. However, although looking after the playing surfaces is of crucial importance, the modern sports ground manager requires a large range of other skills and

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All sports persons and players, at whatever level, need quality surfaces on which to play, and constructing, preparing and maintaining surfaces are all essential tasks carried out by professional groundspersons. However, although looking after the playing surfaces is of crucial importance, the modern sports ground manager requires a large range of other skills and knowledge. There are resources to manage, events to organize and run, and a myriad of legislative and regulatory requirements to cope with. This well-illustrated, accessible reference book, which covers a wide range of surfaces and management tasks, is essential reading, for contemporary sports ground managers, groundspersons, greenkeepers, students, club officials, and all those with a professional interest in sports ground management.

Presents an overview of the essential elements of sports ground management and administration.

Covers procurement, contract management, strategy, management plans and performance standards.

Considers event management and health and safety.

Examines sports ground construction, development and resourcing.

Discusses mechanization, material and equipment management.

Analyses the construction and maintenance of many different kinds of sports pitches and surfaces including winter games pitches, bowling greens, croquet lawns, cricket pitches, tennis courts, horse racing tracks, polo fields, synthetic turf pitches and athletics tracks.

Provides practical guidance concerning landscape, environmental and waste management.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847970947
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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