Sport Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks eBook

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This fully revised and expanded second edition is an ideal text for students in sport facility and event management courses as well as an invaluable reference for managers and industry professionals. Written by a team of recognized scholars in the sport management field, Sport Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks, 2nd Edition provides readers with both the theoretical foundations and practical applications for understanding the sporting event industry.

The authors have organized and presented a wealth of information surrounding sport and entertainment events, their risks, and the facilities in which events take place. The clear and concise style of writing is further supplemented with photographs, industry examples, chapter summaries, and study questions to assist students in gaining an overall understanding of the sporting event industry.

Contents

Acknowledgments  •  vii
Chapter 1 •  Introduction 1
Chapter 2 •  Sport Event Operations: The Nexus
of Sport Event and Facility Management 11
Chapter 3 •  Construction and Finance 31
Chapter 4 •  Public Subsidies 49
Chapter 5 •  Revenues and Expenses 65
Chapter 6  •  Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Requirements 81
Chapter 7 •  Hiring Personnel 95
Chapter 8 •  Contracts 109
Chapter 9 •  Risk Management 121
Chapter 10 •  Premises Liability and Negligence 137
Chapter 11 •  Crowd Management 157
Chapter 12 •  Medical Emergency and Evacuation Plans 181
Chapter 13 •  Alcohol Management 199
Chapter 14 •  Food Service Management 209
Chapter 15 •  Ticketing and Box Office Management 227
References  •  247
About the Authors  •  253 Index  •  255