October 25-26, 2021
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Jefferson convention center


Score BIG With Sports Events

Developed by industry leaders in sports facilities, events, and tourism, the Sports Facilities Summit provides education and networking to sports tourism professionals through expert presentations, facilitated discussions, case studies and networking. The Sports Facilities Summit is valuable content for facility developers, sports facilities personnel and vendors, destination professionals and sports event owners.

The 2021 Sports Facilities Summit provides targeted educational content in addition to participation in the Sports ETA Annual Symposium with historical exposure to 1,000+ attendees.

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Presenting Sponsor:

SFM Network     


  • 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

"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, STS, Director of Sports Enterprises, Warren County CVB


  • Funding
  • Innovation
  • Operations
  • Safety and Preparedness
  • Sponsorship
  • Technology
  • Trends

You'll hear from industry-Leading Experts Including:

  • National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)
  • 4FRONT
  • Pixellot
  • The Sports Facilities Companies
  • Stark RFID
  • And more!


*Subject to change

Monday, October 25
8:00 AM - Exhibitor Set-Up
12:30 PM- Facility Trends and Funding
2:00 PM - Operational Procedures in a Post-COVID World
3:15 PM - Venue Specific Sponsorship and Revenue
4:45 PM- Networking Mixer

Tuesday, October 26
8:00 AM - Breakfast (combined with Sports ETA Symposium Opening Breakfast)
10:00 AM - Technological Advancements in Facilities and Venues
12:00 PM - Networking Lunch in Symposium Marketplace
1:45 PM - Education & Networking in Symposium Marketplace
4:00 PM - General Session - Industry Power Panel (Sports ETA Symposium General Session)


Member Rate: $299

Non-Member Rate: $399 (Non-members must contact Member Service at Info@SportsETA.org to be registered)

Registration deadline is September 1, 2021.


Official accomodations for the 2021 Facilities Summit are powered by EventConnect, the industry-leading event management and accomodations platform.

PLEASE NOTE: Solicitation by any other housing company offering discounted hotel rates for the Facilities Summit are not legitimate. Please only use the secure hotel reservation link powered by EventConnect.

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Contact Janis Ross at Janis@SportsETA.org.