Sport Facilities and Events – SMGT 302

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of facility planning and design, facility operations, and event management.


SMGT 200 and SMGT 201 and (ISYS 201 or CMIS 201 or BUSI 201)


Wise planning in the construction or renovation of a sport facility leads to an economically-sound financial investment for owners, improved working conditions for building administration and staff, and improved recreational enjoyment for consumers. This sport facilities course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of the facilities planning and management process as it relates to sport, physical education, fitness, and recreational facilities

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the steps in the facility planning process and integrate these steps into the planning of a multipurpose sport facility.
  2. Describe the process for planning, designing, and constructing sport, physical education, fitness, and recreational facilities.
  3. Describe how administration and management must plan scheduling and maintenance of facilities from a functional and flexible perspective.
  4. Compute space needs and the projected use of space for a sport, physical education, fitness, or recreation oriented facility and the estimated cost of such a facility.
  5. Develop risk management and event management plans for a sport facility.
  6. Compare and contrast crowd management and crowd control as they apply to event and facility management.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250 words. (MLO: A, B, E)

Event Bid

Students will complete a bid for a sporting event. Bids will be 5–6 pages, follow the posted guidelines, and address needs of participants, spectators, and all other relevant stakeholders. (MLO: A, D, F)

Facilities & Events Paper

The student will write an 8-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on a current topic related to facilities and/or events. The paper must include a minimum of 6 references (at least 2 of which must be peer-reviewed articles), in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. (MLO: B, C, E)

Tests (4)

Each test will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module(s)/week(s). Each test will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions, and have a 2-hour time limit. (MLO: B, C, E, F)