Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Vaughan Reimers


This unit provides strategic insight into how to manage sport facilities. Many people mistakenly believe that the adage build it and they will come accurately describes the task of managing sporting facilities. Concerns about rising construction costs, aging facilities and the constraint on market growth imposed by small stadiums, together with a shift in focus from the common spectator to the corporate client, are just some of the many reasons why a strategic approach to managing sport facilities is so important to anyone looking to enter the arena of sports marketing. This unit covers the planning, development and operations required from a facility manager to effectively respond to the ever-changing environment of sport marketing.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the nature of sport facility management, including its planning process and key success factors
  2. identify and describe the key components of developing new facilities
  3. identify and describe the key components in operating sport facilities
  4. describe how managers attract events and customers to their sport facilities
  5. identify and explain the risks in operating a sporting facility, and strategies for minimizing the threat they pose
  6. understand how facility managers measure and evaluate the performance of a sport facility.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have passed MKG1120 or MKW1120 and MGG1010 or MGW1010 before undertaking this unit.