The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management draws together the best current research on the major topics relevant to the field of sports management, including leadership, gender, diversity, development, policy, tourism, and media. Edited by two of the most respected figures in the field, the handbook includes contributions from leading sport management academics from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the UK and Europe. The key themes and debates of sport management are organized across three sections: sport management fundamentals and key concepts sport management challenges and issues sport management futures.
Sport stadium management has been around for centuries. Individuals have been involved in the management, staffing and maintenance of sport venues since the early days of the Roman Coliseum. While no one is fed to the lions any longer, the administration of these venues still involves a myriad of philosophies, policies, procedures and strategies. While each component of stadium management is distinctive there are shared commonalities. Elements such as facility location, management philosophy, employee concerns, sources of revenue and providing a safe environment are paramount to each these sport stadia. The ability to anticipate or foresee these critical fundamentals becomes the foundation upon which a professionally managed sport stadia rests. A word of caution. There is little “research” pertaining to ...