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Managing Sport Facilities 5th Edition Ebook With HKPropel Access

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ISBN: 9781718223851

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Page Count: 464


For many sports fans, attending a sporting event is about more than just watching the action unfold. It’s a chance to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the venue. Whether it’s a multibillion-dollar stadium or a high school gymnasium, each facility’s success is a result of meticulous planning, innovative design, strategic marketing, diligent maintenance, and effective management of operations and human resources. When all these factors align, fans leave with cherished memories, regardless of the game’s outcome.

Managing Sport Facilities, Fifth Edition With HKPropel Access, exposes students to the many duties of sport facility managers and primes them for the responsibilities of the job. Merging historical and theoretical foundations with real-world challenges, the text features insights from a diverse group of professionals who offer perspectives on a variety of topics, spanning systems and operations, maintenance, and environmentally friendly practices.

Endorsed by the Stadium Managers’ Association, this updated edition is now in full color and places a greater emphasis on what facility managers and staff do on a daily basis and how venues are managed. To this end, a new chapter on systems management has been added, covering critical infrastructure such as plumbing, electrical systems, fire protection, life safety, communications, sound, and security. Additionally, a new chapter focusing on technology used in sports venues addresses lighting systems, scoreboard operation, concessions, and electronic ticketing.

The fifth edition offers students expanded opportunities for hands-on application of the material. Related online student resources, delivered via HKPropel, include new and updated projects and case studies, encouraging students to apply fundamental concepts in real-world scenarios:
  • An updated case study, Gil’s Sportsplex, incorporates strategic planning, construction, financial analysis, and more.
  • End-of-chapter assignments combine to form a semester-long project related to the construction or renovation of a sports facility.
  • A crowd management certification can be obtained by watching a series of videos on this crucial skill and passing a short quiz.
  • Day in the Life bonus content asks students to create a day planner for an event.
  • Sample blueprints illustrate the anatomy of a sport facility.
  • A catalog of YouTube videos provides virtual tours and instructive information for students.
Other learning aids include flash card activities to review key terms. Within the text, Facility Focus sections and Behind the Scenes sidebars provide facility management insights and professional advice for facility managers.

With Managing Sport Facilities, students will receive a wealth of practical knowledge, best practices, and professional advice to equip them to make decisions in all areas of facility management.

Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.

Audience

Students in sport facility management or sport facility and event management courses. A reference for sport facility managers and industry professionals.
Part I. Introduction to Sport Facility Management

Chapter 1. History and Future of Sport and Public Assembly Facilities
Chapter 2. Facility Management
Chapter 3. Management Theory
Chapter 4. Human Resources

Part II. Facility Development

Chapter 5. Facility Planning
Chapter 6. Facility Site and Design
Chapter 7. Facility Construction

Part III. Managing Specific Facilities

Chapter 8. Stadium Management
Chapter 9. Arena Management
Chapter 10. Fitness and Recreation Center Management
Chapter 11. Parks and Sportsplex Management
Chapter 12. Multiuse High School Facility Management
Chapter 13. Multiuse College Facility Management

Part IV. Facility Administration

Chapter 14. Marketing and Sales
Chapter 15. Finance and Budgeting
Chapter 16. Legal Responsibilities
Chapter 17. Developing and Implementing a Security Plan
Chapter 18. Facility Preparation for an Event
Chapter 19. Midevent Analysis
Chapter 20. Postevent Facility Management
Gil Fried, JD, is a professor at the University of West Florida (UWF) and Associate Dean of the College of Business. He started at UWF in 2021. Prior to his appointment at UWF, Fried was a professor in the Pompea College of Business at the University of New Haven for 21 years and retired in 2021 with the designation of professor emeritus.

Fried specializes in sport law, sport finance, and sport facility management. He received his master’s degree in sport management and his law degree from The Ohio State University. He has taught courses and written numerous books and articles on sport risk management, sport facility management, sport analytics, esports, and sport finance.

Fried speaks throughout the United States on issues such as building and financing facilities and dealing with risk management concerns.

Matthew Kastel is the stadium manager of Oriole Park at Camden Yards (home of the Baltimore Orioles) for the Maryland Stadium Authority. He is a veteran of managing stadiums and events and has also worked at the Houston Astrodome; Citizens Bank Park; and the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.

Kastel is a past president and former board member of the Stadium Managers Association. He is on the Board of Visitors for the Bolte School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Additionally, he is part of the adjunct faculty at Mount St. Mary’s and teaches stadium and event management to graduate students.

All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

Instructor guide. Includes a course syllabus with objectives and grading criteria, four case studies along with assignments, a Day in the Life bonus chapter activity, and an introduction to conducting the semester-long project. Chapter-specific files also contain objectives, summaries, key terms, discussion questions with suggested answers, and activities and assignments.

Test package. Contains more than 500 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

Presentation package. Features more than 350 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Managing Sport Facilities, Fifth Edition, this includes key term flash cards, individual chapter assignments that combine into a semester-long project, case studies, Day in the Life bonus content, a catalog of videos offering virtual tours and instruction, and a crowd management certification earned upon watching a series of videos and passing a short quiz.

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Gil B. Fried,Matthew Kastel

Managing Sport Facilities 5th Edition Ebook With HKPropel Access

$97.00 USD
For many sports fans, attending a sporting event is about more than just watching the action unfold. It’s a chance to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the venue. Whether it’s a multibillion-dollar stadium or a high school gymnasium, each facility’s success is a result of meticulous planning, innovative design, strategic marketing, diligent maintenance, and effective management of operations and human resources. When all these factors align, fans leave with cherished memories, regardless of the game’s outcome.

Managing Sport Facilities, Fifth Edition With HKPropel Access, exposes students to the many duties of sport facility managers and primes them for the responsibilities of the job. Merging historical and theoretical foundations with real-world challenges, the text features insights from a diverse group of professionals who offer perspectives on a variety of topics, spanning systems and operations, maintenance, and environmentally friendly practices.

Endorsed by the Stadium Managers’ Association, this updated edition is now in full color and places a greater emphasis on what facility managers and staff do on a daily basis and how venues are managed. To this end, a new chapter on systems management has been added, covering critical infrastructure such as plumbing, electrical systems, fire protection, life safety, communications, sound, and security. Additionally, a new chapter focusing on technology used in sports venues addresses lighting systems, scoreboard operation, concessions, and electronic ticketing.

The fifth edition offers students expanded opportunities for hands-on application of the material. Related online student resources, delivered via HKPropel, include new and updated projects and case studies, encouraging students to apply fundamental concepts in real-world scenarios:
  • An updated case study, Gil’s Sportsplex, incorporates strategic planning, construction, financial analysis, and more.
  • End-of-chapter assignments combine to form a semester-long project related to the construction or renovation of a sports facility.
  • A crowd management certification can be obtained by watching a series of videos on this crucial skill and passing a short quiz.
  • Day in the Life bonus content asks students to create a day planner for an event.
  • Sample blueprints illustrate the anatomy of a sport facility.
  • A catalog of YouTube videos provides virtual tours and instructive information for students.
Other learning aids include flash card activities to review key terms. Within the text, Facility Focus sections and Behind the Scenes sidebars provide facility management insights and professional advice for facility managers.

With Managing Sport Facilities, students will receive a wealth of practical knowledge, best practices, and professional advice to equip them to make decisions in all areas of facility management.

Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.

Audience

Students in sport facility management or sport facility and event management courses. A reference for sport facility managers and industry professionals.
Part I. Introduction to Sport Facility Management

Chapter 1. History and Future of Sport and Public Assembly Facilities
Chapter 2. Facility Management
Chapter 3. Management Theory
Chapter 4. Human Resources

Part II. Facility Development

Chapter 5. Facility Planning
Chapter 6. Facility Site and Design
Chapter 7. Facility Construction

Part III. Managing Specific Facilities

Chapter 8. Stadium Management
Chapter 9. Arena Management
Chapter 10. Fitness and Recreation Center Management
Chapter 11. Parks and Sportsplex Management
Chapter 12. Multiuse High School Facility Management
Chapter 13. Multiuse College Facility Management

Part IV. Facility Administration

Chapter 14. Marketing and Sales
Chapter 15. Finance and Budgeting
Chapter 16. Legal Responsibilities
Chapter 17. Developing and Implementing a Security Plan
Chapter 18. Facility Preparation for an Event
Chapter 19. Midevent Analysis
Chapter 20. Postevent Facility Management
Gil Fried, JD, is a professor at the University of West Florida (UWF) and Associate Dean of the College of Business. He started at UWF in 2021. Prior to his appointment at UWF, Fried was a professor in the Pompea College of Business at the University of New Haven for 21 years and retired in 2021 with the designation of professor emeritus.

Fried specializes in sport law, sport finance, and sport facility management. He received his master’s degree in sport management and his law degree from The Ohio State University. He has taught courses and written numerous books and articles on sport risk management, sport facility management, sport analytics, esports, and sport finance.

Fried speaks throughout the United States on issues such as building and financing facilities and dealing with risk management concerns.

Matthew Kastel is the stadium manager of Oriole Park at Camden Yards (home of the Baltimore Orioles) for the Maryland Stadium Authority. He is a veteran of managing stadiums and events and has also worked at the Houston Astrodome; Citizens Bank Park; and the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.

Kastel is a past president and former board member of the Stadium Managers Association. He is on the Board of Visitors for the Bolte School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Additionally, he is part of the adjunct faculty at Mount St. Mary’s and teaches stadium and event management to graduate students.

All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

Instructor guide. Includes a course syllabus with objectives and grading criteria, four case studies along with assignments, a Day in the Life bonus chapter activity, and an introduction to conducting the semester-long project. Chapter-specific files also contain objectives, summaries, key terms, discussion questions with suggested answers, and activities and assignments.

Test package. Contains more than 500 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

Presentation package. Features more than 350 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Managing Sport Facilities, Fifth Edition, this includes key term flash cards, individual chapter assignments that combine into a semester-long project, case studies, Day in the Life bonus content, a catalog of videos offering virtual tours and instruction, and a crowd management certification earned upon watching a series of videos and passing a short quiz.

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