Sports Facility Managers

Sports Facility Manager Walks Track

Sports facility managers, sometimes called arena managers, stadium managers, general managers, or stadium operations executives, are responsible for the day-to-day operations involved in running a sports facility. They are involved in sports facility planning, including the buying, selling, or leasing of facilities; facility redesign and construction; and the supervision of sports facilities, including the structures and grounds, as well as the custodial crews. In 2015, the indoor sports facilities management industry consisted of more than 3,800 businesses and generated about $900 million in revenue, as reported by the market research group IBISWorld.

Next Section: History

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Arena Managers, General Managers, Stadium Managers, Stadium Operations Executives
Duties Oversee the day-to-day operations involved in running a sports facility; hire and oversee staff; may be involved in sports facility planning
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Five years experience
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager of Large Sports Facility or Multiple Facilities
  • Manager of Medium-Sized Sports Facility
  • Manager of Small Sports Facility
  • Assistant Manager
  • Administrative, Marketing, or Public Relations Position