Sports Facility Managers


Sports Facility Managers


Sports facility managers, sometimes called arena managers, stadium managers, general managers, or stadium operations executives, are responsible for the day-to-day operations involved in running a sports facility. They are involved in sports facility planning, including the buying, selling, or leasing of facilities; facility redesign and construction; and the supervision of sports facilities, including the structures and grounds, as well as the custodial crews. In 2019, the indoor sports facilities management indus...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



Five years experience



Business Management


Personality Traits

Hands On


Earnings for sports facility managers vary considerably depending on their experience and education, as well as the level of the facility that employs them. According to ZipRecruiter.com, sports facility managers earned a median annual salary of $44,609 in August 2020. Administrative services managers (the category under which the U.S. Department of Labor classifies sports facility managers) ea...

Work Environment

One of the perks of the profession is the glamorous atmosphere that the job promotes; sports facility managers work to provide a unique environment for amateur and professional athletes, sometimes even celebrities and other performers. Although their work most often is behind-the-scenes, they may have indirect or direct contact with the high-profile personalities who perform in large venues. Sp...


The Department of Labor forecasts 7 percent employment growth for administration services managers through 2028, which is faster than the average for all occupations. The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on most industries, including sports facilities management. In 2020, most sports events have been cancelled, postponed, or resumed but with limited games and with few, if any, fans i...