Conduct research into a real scenario where poor facility operations and management led to significant problems. Provide answers to the following: a. How would you have dealt with the scenario? b. In your opinion, could the situation have been prevented? How? c. What would you have done differently in advance to prevent problems? 2. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of bringing in a private management company such as SMG or Global Spectrum to manage a public sport facility. If you were the lead government official in your municipality, would you hire private management or keep the facility under in-house control? Why? • Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format. Please make sure that sources are 2-3 years old. Comments from Support Team: Please make sure the research is done on a poor operational management facility in the USThese are 2 different assignments. One page is an essay and the other one is for a DISCUSSION POST. ESSAYS These weekly assignments will be all research based papers. Only use 3 pages in conducting these assignments. All these essays are due by the following Sunday. So if the assignment starts on that Monday then the essay is due on that Sunday by 12:00 a.m. I will title all the essays. Sources must be no older than 2-3 years old. Essay 1. Week 2 (Due March 15th ) Arguments made about the economic benefits the development that will affect the local community justify the financing of many sport facilities. During a time of global recession when there is a proven logic for governments to spend their way out of financial trouble, the expenditure on sports facilities and supporting infrastructure can be considered a financial lifeline contributing to bringing the economy out of recession rather than an expensive luxury. Directions: 1. Given the claimed benefits of investing in sports facilities, find an economic impact analysis or report for a sport facility. (Do not use the ones provided in Module Resources, but those can be used as examples.) 2. Analyze what it is meant by economic impact and what benefits it brings in terms of construction, employment, supply chains, local income, and new events. 3. In addition, explain how to ensure a transparent audit trail of how the economic impact has been derived and what its key drivers are. Essay 2. Week 4 (Due March 29th) Directions: Obtain the published accounts or financial statements of a sport facility business. It could be a stadium, arena, municipal swimming pool, or a local community club, but may not be from the sport facility you have chosen for your project. Provide a summary of the financial information presented in these documents. Then, based on your understanding of accounting and finance, use these financial statements to explain the present financial situation of this facility. Also, project the trend of financial success or failure you believe the sport facility will have in the next five years. Defend your answers. Essay 3. Week 6 (Due by April 12th) Directions: One of the biggest issues in setting objectives for events to be held in a sport facility are those that may be beneficial socially or financially but are contrary to the mission of the sport facility. These may include events that may be politically, culturally, or socially motivated and may cause questions in the community. As a sport facility manager, choose a potentially controversial event that might be held at your sport facility. What questions would probably be asked of you by (a) the facility ownership and (b) the community? How would you answer those questions and explain the justification for this event? Essay 4. Week 8 (Due by April 26th) Directions: Review the following concepts in your text, in this module, and through outside research, and compile an essay on benchmarking and performance management of sport facilities. Answer the following in your essay: 1. In evaluating various performance management frameworks is there such a thing as too much evidence for a manager of a sports facility when trying to benchmark facility performance? If so, how can the manager decide which performance indicators are the most relevant? 2. Is self-assessment an appropriate mechanism for measuring performance? Discuss the merits of this against assessment by an independent, external assessor. 3. How do performance dimensions and benchmarking processes differ for a public sector facility manager, a commercial facility manager, and the manager of a charitable facility? Discussions The weekly discussions are due by Thursday 12:00 a.m. of that week. Please on you two pages only. Week 2 1. Research and present a new technology or methodology specifically being used in a sport facility to make that facility more environmentally friendly and sustainable. 2. Explain how you would prioritize the space allocation of a Division II college athletic facility that houses a physical education department, a college athletic program, a campus recreation program, and a summer camps department. • Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format. Week 3 1. Explain why volunteers are an integral part of human resource management in sport facilities. Why do people volunteer? What is the need for volunteers? What is the economic significance of volunteers? Give an example of a sporting event that you attended when employees were used and explain why and how they assisted the facility. 2. Explain why employees are often looked at as assets to a sport facility much like they think of equipment and infrastructure. Considering that employees are human beings and not inanimate objects, do you believe that human resources should simply be looked at as another asset for a sport facility? Why or why not? • Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format. Week 4 1. Regardless of the sport business, the number one goal is to make a profit. How can this be true for a non-profit sport facility? 2. Think about what you would do if you were the manager of a municipal recreation facility and you were responsible for attending the monthly budget meetings held by the mayor of your town. What would you do if you discovered the town was over-budget? Imagine if the mayor was asking that all departments, including your facility, cut twenty percent from their remaining budget. How would you go about trimming the budget when you may already have staff hired, allocated for programs, have customers registered for these programs, and signed event contracts for officials and/or staff ? • Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format. Week 5 1. When it comes to facility services including security, concessions, parking, and custodial/housekeeping, there is a choice to keep these services in-house or to outsource those services to an outside party. What are the pros and cons of keeping each of these services in-house versus outsourcing for these services for a 20,000 seat multipurpose arena? 2. Discuss in detail the answer to the following: “How much legal expertise is enough for a sport facility manager or owner?”• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format. Week 6 One of the biggest issues in setting objectives for events to be held in a sport facility are those that may be beneficial financially and within the mission of the sport facility, but may be questionable to the community. These may include events that may be politically, culturally, or socially motivated. As a sport facility manager, choose a potentially controversial event that might be held at your sport facility. Considering the Saint Leo Core Value of Community: 1. Come up with 3-5 questions community members will have about the event. 2. Explain how you would answer each question while justifying hosting the event. Keep in mind that your responses should reinforce the importance of keeping the event while fostering the importance of unity, interdependence, and that the event can serve the best interest of the community. Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format. Week 7 Describe how you would you would implement a perimeter control, access control, and credentialing processes at the finish line area for the New York City Marathon. 2. Explain what would be involved in implementing a facility physical protection system for a FIFA World Cup stadium in Brazil.3. Describe a crowd management strategies you would implement to combat unruly fan behavior in an NFL Stadium?• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format. Week 8 1. Why do you think it is important to measure performance for a commercial sports arena that is consistently showing a multi-million dollar profit, since for most commercial businesses the number one goal is to make a profit? Explain your answer in detail with supporting research.2. As a sport facility manager, why would you want to compare the performance of your facility with benchmarks for other facilities?• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format.

Conduct research into a real scenario where poor facility operations and management led to significant problems. Provide answers to the following:

a. How would you have dealt with the scenario?

b. In your opinion, could the situation have been prevented? How?

c. What would you have done differently in advance to prevent problems?

2. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of bringing in a private management company such as SMG or Global Spectrum to manage a public sport facility. If you were the lead government official in your municipality, would you hire private management or keep the facility under in-house control? Why?

• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format.

Please make sure that sources are 2-3 years old.

Comments from Support Team: Please make sure the research is done on a poor operational management facility in the USThese are 2 different assignments. One page is an essay and the other one is for a DISCUSSION POST.

ESSAYS
These weekly assignments will be all research based papers. Only use 3
pages in conducting these assignments. All these essays are due by the
following Sunday. So if the assignment starts on that Monday then the
essay is due on that Sunday by 12:00 a.m. I will title all the essays.
Sources must be no older than 2-3 years old.

Essay 1. Week 2 (Due March 15th )
Arguments made about the economic benefits the development that will
affect the local community justify the financing of many sport
facilities. During a time of global recession when there is a proven
logic for governments to spend their way out of financial trouble, the
expenditure on sports facilities and supporting infrastructure can be
considered a financial lifeline contributing to bringing the economy out
of recession rather than an expensive luxury.
Directions:

1. Given the claimed benefits of investing in sports facilities, find
an economic impact analysis or report for a sport facility. (Do not use
the ones provided in Module Resources, but those can be used as
examples.)
2. Analyze what it is meant by economic impact and what benefits it
brings in terms of construction, employment, supply chains, local
income, and new events.
3. In addition, explain how to ensure a transparent audit trail of how
the economic impact has been derived and what its key drivers are.

Essay 2. Week 4 (Due March 29th)
Directions: Obtain the published accounts or financial statements of a
sport facility business. It could be a stadium, arena, municipal
swimming pool, or a local community club, but may not be from the sport
facility you have chosen for your project. Provide a summary of the
financial information presented in these documents. Then, based on your
understanding of accounting and finance, use these financial statements
to explain the present financial situation of this facility. Also,
project the trend of financial success or failure you believe the sport
facility will have in the next five years. Defend your answers.

Essay 3. Week 6 (Due by April 12th)
Directions:
One of the biggest issues in setting objectives for events to be held in
a sport facility are those that may be beneficial socially or
financially but are contrary to the mission of the sport facility. These
may include events that may be politically, culturally, or socially
motivated and may cause questions in the community. As a sport facility
manager, choose a potentially controversial event that might be held at
your sport facility. What questions would probably be asked of you by
(a) the facility ownership and (b) the community? How would you answer
those questions and explain the justification for this event?

Essay 4. Week 8 (Due by April 26th)
Directions: Review the following concepts in your text, in this module,
and through outside research, and compile an essay on benchmarking and
performance management of sport facilities. Answer the following in your
essay:
1. In evaluating various performance management frameworks is there such
a thing as too much evidence for a manager of a sports facility when
trying to benchmark facility performance? If so, how can the manager
decide which performance indicators are the most relevant?
2. Is self-assessment an appropriate mechanism for measuring
performance? Discuss the merits of this against assessment by an
independent, external assessor.
3. How do performance dimensions and benchmarking processes differ for a
public sector facility manager, a commercial facility manager, and the
manager of a charitable facility?

Discussions The weekly discussions are due by Thursday 12:00 a.m. of that week. Please on you two pages only. Week 2 1. Research and present a new technology or methodology specifically
being used in a sport facility to make that facility more
environmentally friendly and sustainable.
2. Explain how you would prioritize the space allocation of a Division
II college athletic facility that houses a physical education
department, a college athletic program, a campus recreation program, and
a summer camps department.
• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format.
Week 3 1. Explain why volunteers are an integral part of human resource
management in sport facilities. Why do people volunteer? What is the
need for volunteers? What is the economic significance of volunteers?
Give an example of a sporting event that you attended when employees
were used and explain why and how they assisted the facility.
2. Explain why employees are often looked at as assets to a sport
facility much like they think of equipment and infrastructure.
Considering that employees are human beings and not inanimate objects,
do you believe that human resources should simply be looked at as
another asset for a sport facility? Why or why not?
• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format.
Week 4 1. Regardless of the sport business, the number one goal is to make a
profit. How can this be true for a non-profit sport facility?
2. Think about what you would do if you were the manager of a municipal
recreation facility and you were responsible for attending the monthly
budget meetings held by the mayor of your town. What would you do if you
discovered the town was over-budget? Imagine if the mayor was asking
that all departments, including your facility, cut twenty percent from
their remaining budget. How would you go about trimming the budget when
you may already have staff hired, allocated for programs, have customers
registered for these programs, and signed event contracts for officials
and/or staff ?
• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format.
Week 5 1. When it comes to facility services including security, concessions,
parking, and custodial/housekeeping, there is a choice to keep these
services in-house or to outsource those services to an outside party.
What are the pros and cons of keeping each of these services in-house
versus outsourcing for these services for a 20,000 seat multipurpose
arena?
2. Discuss in detail the answer to the following: “How much legal expertise is enough for a sport facility manager or owner?”• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format.
Week 6 One of the biggest issues in setting objectives for events to be held in
a sport facility are those that may be beneficial financially and
within the mission of the sport facility, but may be questionable to the
community. These may include events that may be politically,
culturally, or socially motivated. As a sport facility manager, choose a
potentially controversial event that might be held at your sport
facility. Considering the Saint Leo Core Value of Community:

1. Come up with 3-5 questions community members will have about the event.
2. Explain how you would answer each question while justifying hosting the event. Keep in mind that your responses should reinforce the importance of
keeping the event while fostering the importance of unity,
interdependence, and that the event can serve the best interest of the
community.

Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format.
Week 7 Describe how you would you would implement a perimeter control, access
control, and credentialing processes at the finish line area for the New
York City Marathon.
2. Explain what would be involved in implementing a facility physical protection system for a FIFA World Cup stadium in Brazil.3. Describe a crowd management strategies you would implement to combat unruly fan behavior in an NFL Stadium?• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format.
Week 8 1. Why do you think it is important to measure performance for a
commercial sports arena that is consistently showing a multi-million
dollar profit, since for most commercial businesses the number one goal
is to make a profit? Explain your answer in detail with supporting
research.2. As a sport facility manager, why would you want to compare the
performance of your facility with benchmarks for other facilities?• Be sure to properly cite any sources and use APA format.

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