Managing Sport Facilities / Edition 2

Managing Sport Facilities / Edition 2

by Gil Fried
ISBN-10:
0736082905
ISBN-13:
2900736082906
Pub. Date:
12/15/2009
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers

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Overview

Managing Sport Facilities / Edition 2

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 Facilities will 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 Facilities includes "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 Facilities is 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900736082906
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 355
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Gil B. Fried, JD, is an associate professor at the University of New Haven in 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 building and financing facilities to dealing with risk management concerns.

 

He serves as 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 Assembly Managers (IAAM) and is developing the curriculum and materials for the IAAM’s Academy for Venue Safety & Security. 

 

In his leisure time, Fried enjoys playing badminton, being with his wife and kids, and traveling.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Part I. Introduction to Sport Facility Management
Chapter 1. History 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
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 2. Facility Management
What Is Facility Management?
The Facility Manager
Constituents
Managerial Functions
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 3. Management Theory and Practice
Management Theory
Computer-Aided Facility Management
Strategies
Leadership
Outsourcing
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Part II. Facility Development
Chapter 4. Facility Planning
Fundamentals of Planning
Planning for Existing Facilities
Planning for Future Facilities
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 5. Facility Site and Design
Site Location
Site Cost
Site Selection
Facility Design
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 6. Facility Construction
Construction Planning
Preconstruction Phase
Construction Elements
Project Costs
Completion and Analysis
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Part III. Facility Systems and Operations
Chapter 7. Facility Systems
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Air Quality
Energy Systems
Plumbing
Interior Systems
Exterior Systems
Combined Interior/Exterior Systems
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 8. Facility Operations
Space Management
Specialized Components in Sport Facilities
Establishing Grass Fields
Maintaining Grass Fields
Additional Outdoor Concerns
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 9. Facility Maintenance
Maintenance and Repair Program
Maintenance Audits
Maintenance Department
Facility Repair Management
Basic Maintenance
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Part IV. Facility Administration
Chapter 10. Marketing and Sales
Marketing Concepts
The Marketing Process
Facility Marketing
Sales
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 11. Finance and Budgeting
Financial Concepts
Revenue and Expenses
Financial Analysis
Budgeting
New Facility Finance
Selling a Facility
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 12. Human Resources
Sport Facility Jobs
Employment Options
Hiring Process
Employee Management
Training
Legal Concerns
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 13. Legal Responsibilities
Basic Law
Tort Law
Risk Management and Insurance
Contracts
Property Law
Constitutional Law
Government Regulations
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Part V. Event and Activity Management
Chapter 14. Facility Preparation
Revisiting Planning
Attracting Events
Event Preparation
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 15. Implementing a Security Plan
What Is Security?
Crowd Management
Other Safety Concerns
Crisis Management
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Chapter 16. Event Management in the Facility
Event Analysis
Post-Event Surveys
Marketing for the Future
Marketing Efforts and Costs
Facility Analysis
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities

Appendix. Risk Management Audit
Glossary
References
Index
About the Author

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"Although every facility has its own unique situation and characteristics, Fried has created a useful text that is valuable for a variety of audiences."

- Journal of Venue and Entertainment Management

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