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Major Issues in Facility Management

Major Issues in Facility Management | sports facility management | Scoop.it
Businesses -- both large and small -- must devote a considerable amount of energy and capital to ensure their facilities are properly maintained and ready to meet the challenges of the future. While ...
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The article goes into many issues sports facility managers have to deal with but the one that interested me was the security issue. After 9/11 many sports facilities have been scared of a possible terrorist attack. This issue goes into the responsibility of a sports facility to protect the public.

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Special Olympics: History of Special Olympics

Special Olympics: History of Special Olympics | sports facility management | Scoop.it
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The article is about the Special Olympics and the history behind it. Also where these events were held many in major sports facilities. This is an example of social responsibility in helping a good cause.

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EBSCOhost: Measuring Athletic Facility Managers' Knowledge Of Access And The Americans...

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The article talks about how facilities must accommodate for disabled persons. Also how managers must have this knowledge and use it daily. This is a social responsibility that is influenced by external causes that are laws.

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Drawbacks of Autocratic Management Styles by Cody Hodge | Inside Business 360

Drawbacks of Autocratic Management Styles by Cody Hodge | Inside Business 360 | sports facility management | Scoop.it
Are you an autocratic manager? If you are then you probably have gotten used to the brushback that you are going to get for being that way and have long
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The article talks about an autocratic leader who is the manager of an fitness facility. Basically the workers are fed up with this manager and talk about how this type of leadership isn't appropriate for a fitness facility. This pertains to class in that we talked about all of the leadership methods.

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For Professional Sports Teams, Sustainability Isn't Just a Game

Operational savings and fan appreciation have more leagues thinking green.
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This article is about making stadiums more energy efficient in every aspect. For example installing wind turbines in the Cleveland Browns stadium or making the Twins stadium use 30% less water. From class this is an example of a facilities social responsibility for the environment.

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The Pendulum - Ban alcohol at sporting events

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The article is about the banning of alcohol in sports facilities. Many people are opposed to this in that it will lose the sports facility a substantial amount of money. This relates to class in that if fans can't handle their alcohol should they ban alcohol or should they continue to sell alcohol just to make more money.

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EBSCOhost: Comparison of the incidence, nature and cause of injuries sustained on dirt...

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This article talks about how dirt playing areas in facilities can lead to more injuries. This pertains to class in that the facility is responsible to supply a safe playing environment.

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Worksite Wellness Programs - Gaining Costs, Losing Time: The Obesity Crisis in Texas

Worksite Wellness Programs - Gaining Costs, Losing Time: The Obesity Crisis in Texas | sports facility management | Scoop.it
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The article is about businesses putting facilities internally that promote health and wellness. For example a gym or spa to get the best ROI. These are examples of employee assistance programs which are being provided by sport related facilities.

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Vikings Reach Agreement on New Minneapolis Stadium

Vikings Reach Agreement on New Minneapolis Stadium | sports facility management | Scoop.it
After years of fits and starts, the Vikings and Minnesota’s top political leaders unveiled a tentative agreement to build a $975 million stadium next to the aging Metrodome in Minneapolis.
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The Vikings finally got a deal with the state to fund a 975 million dollar new stadium. The Vikings have been threatening to leave the city if they didn't help pay for a new stadium. This relates to class by showing competition and how facilities can drive a team to relocate.

 

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Concessions - Healthier Concessions Menus Present New Booster Club Challenges

Concessions - Healthier Concessions Menus Present New Booster Club Challenges | sports facility management | Scoop.it
Fans attending high school football games this fall in Portland, Maine, were in for a surprise — especially the ones craving a tray of warm nachos and a cold Mountain Dew.
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This Portland high school has removed high calorie and high fat foods from their concession menu. Drinks must contain less than 66 calories per serving and food like nachos and pop have been completely banned. This is an example of high organizational culture in beliefs about obesity shown through facilities management.

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