Sports Facility Managers

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.

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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
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 industry 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

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