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Those who manage public assembly venues are continually challenged to operate venues in such a way that brings success to venue ownership and meets the needs of those who utilize them. Accomplishing this daunting task is neither simple, nor is it consistent from venue to venue. Venues vary in mission based upon type, location, and goals set by those in leadership. In order to achieve the established goals, management must continually fine-tune their venue management skills and keep abreast of ever-changing social and economic trends.
Public Assembly Venue Management: Sports, Entertainment, Meeting, and Convention Venues (2nd edition) addresses all public assembly venues, including, but not limited to, amphitheaters, arenas, convention centers, performing arts centers, and stadiums. The textbook was written for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses within sport management, event management, hospitality management, entertainment management, and other related disciplines. The book is also used by venue management professionals and supports the certification and professional development programs of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).
This book is organized in a logical sequence that takes the reader through the history and role of public assembly venues, followed by the other significant areas of venue management including venue ownership and management, business and financial management, booking the venue, marketing, ticketing, ancillary services and revenue sources, venue operations, event management, safety and security, and the newly added chapter on venue planning, financing, design, and construction. These chapters address the functions common to all public assembly venues and reflect current industry trends. The 2nd edition also includes new information regarding international venue management, venue emergency use scenarios, and the impact of COVID-19.
• FORMAT – available in eBook and print editions
• EXPERIENCE – authors with 100+ years of ongoing industry experience, 50+ years of teaching experience, and all have industry certifications
• RESOURCES – professional development resources include presentations, test banks, activities, case studies, and key terms
• WEBSITE – availability of resources and learning tools through an engaging, customized website
• PRACTICAL TOOLS – extensive glossary of industry terminology, numerous industry examples and supplemental information in the appendices to support the learning process
Letter from Brad Mayne, IAVM CEO and President
About the Authors
Chapter 1 History and Role of Public Assembly Venues
Chapter 2 Venue Ownership and Management
Chapter 3 Venue Planning, Financing, Design, and Construction
Chapter 4 Business and Financial Management
Chapter 5 Booking the Venue
Chapter 6 Marketing
Chapter 7 Ticketing
Chapter 8 Ancillary Services and Revenue Sources
Chapter 9 Venue Operations and Services
Chapter 10 Event Management and Services
Chapter 11 Safety and Security
Glossary of Terms
Appendix A Industry Examples
Appendix B Contract Components
Appendix C IAVM Continuing Education Opportunities
Appendix D Related Organizations and Associations