Score BIG With Sports Tourism Events

 Posted on: September 26 2019
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Funding, Usage, Facility Management -- Learn about the latest industry trends at one of the largest sports complexes in the world. Save your spot for the Sports Facilities Summit today.

"As a new facility operator, I have relied on best practices from similar facilities in order to plan our staffing and maintenance programs.  As we are entering the market, it seems there is a lack of networking and training opportunities for facilities like ours.  The Sports Facilities Summit fills a large need in the industry and I am excited to learn from experts around the country on how to better our product and/or operations."
Ben Huffman, CSEE, Director of Sports Enterprises, Warren County CVB


  • Convention Centers
  • Developers & Architects
  • Indoor/Outdoor Facilities
  • Non-Traditional Sports Venues
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Stadiums & Arenas
  • Sports Complexes
  • Sports Destinations
  • Sports Facility Vendors
  • Sports Parks


The schedule below is subject to change.

Thursday, Oct 24th
12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.  Registration
2:00p.m.  - 5:00p.m.  Tour of Grand Park Facility - Facility Overview
5:30p.m.  - 6:30p.m.  Welcome Reception

Friday, Oct 25th
9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. - Session #1: Surface Options: Natural vs Artificial / Wood vs Synthetic Floor
10:00a.m.  - 11:00a.m.  - Session #2: Facility Development Funding & Trends
11:00a.m.  - 12:00p.m. - Session #3: Local Usage vs Visitor Usage - What is the right decisions?
12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.  - Lunch at Grand Park
1:30p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  - Session #4: Maintaining a "High-Quality Facility" - What is True Cost?
2:30p.m.  - 3:00p.m. - Coffee break
3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. - Session #5: How do you Differentiate your New Facility?
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. - Group Dinner - Networking

Saturday, Oct 26th
9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.  - Open Site visit with "online" operations / Walkthrough and Volunteer for events


Member Rate: $299
Non-Member Rate: $399

*Non-Members contact Madison Fante at or 513.693.4809 to register.

Interested in sponsoring this event, or exhibiting in our vendor showcase? Contact Rebecca Myles for more information.



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