April 26 - 27, 2021 
Birmingham, AL


Developed by industry leaders in sports facilities, events, and tourism, the Sports Facilities Summit provides education and facilities tours to industry leaders who want to learn about trends, and experience live operations of a sports facility. Created to facilitate discussions and networking for industry professionals, developers and architects, sports facilities personnel and vendors, the Sports Facilities Summit hosts a series of events to explore all aspects of this industry. 

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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, CSEE, Director of Sports Enterprises, Warren County CVB

2020 Schedule

**2021 schedule to be released in early 2021.

The Virtual Sports Facilities Summit will be delivered to attendees in two sessions per week over a three week period.

Session 1: State of the Facilities Industry

Session 2: The Ecosystem of Esports: A facilities perspective

Session 3: Ancillary Revenue Opportunities

Session 4: Community Impact of Sports Facilities

Session 5: Event Programming: Local v. Non-Local – What is the right balance?

Session 6: Facilities Open Forum


Member Rate: $199

Non-Member Rate: $299 (Non-members must contact Member Service at Info@SportsETA.org to be registered)

*All registration cancellation requests must be made in writing by March 27, 2020.  Registration is non-refundable after March 27, 2020. 

Participants will earn 4 Sports Tourism Strategist (STS) credits.


Contact Janis Ross at Janis@SportsETA.org.