Sport Facility and Planning

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport Facility and Planning

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Sport managers are expected to have specialised knowledge about sport facilities that is required to coordinate events, deliver sport services, plan new facilities, and manage existing facilities. This course provides students with an overview of the planning and management of sport facilities.
    Course Introduction
    Sport facilities are used to host events, but among many other uses they are also leveraged to attract real estate sales, as tourist attractions, and as iconic figures for cities. Sport managers have become accountable for the successes of both facilities and the events held within them. A major determinant of success depends upon the organisation and management of the venue where events are held. It is important therefore that sport managers understand key elements of design, operation, and management of sport facilities and the way facilities are used as promotional tools so competitors, spectators, governments and private entities may enjoy the benefits they seek. Sport managers are expected to have specialised knowledge about sport facilities that is required to coordinate events, deliver sport services, plan future facilities, and manage existing facilities.
    Course Aims
    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the issues that underpin the success of sport facility planning and management. Students will gain knowledge that includes the importance of locating appropriate facility sites, development and construction of facilities, planning for appropriate facilities, revenue raising and funding, risk management, and marketing of facilities and events. The course will focus on sport facilities and events that operate on either a ?for-profit? or ?not-for-profit? nature and include examples of facilities and management practices from both government and private enterprise.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Identify and articulate considerations in the decision making process for the siting, planning and design of sport facilities
    2 Be conversant with the role sport facilities play in the development and delivery of community infrastructure and services
    3 Be familiar with and knowledgeable about marketing, planning, programming, risk management for sport facilities
    4 Understand the importance of financing and operations management for sport facilities

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    Mid-Semester Exam


    Assignment - Planning Document
    Sport Facility Management Plan


    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    End of Semester Exam


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.