The Stadium Managers Association has announced a preliminary agenda for its 44th annual seminar which will take place in San Diego, California in February 2018.
The conference, which runs from February 4-8, 2018, is being held at the Hotel del Coronado and focuses exclusively on operations concerns in stadium and ballpark facilities.
General sessions and industry-specific breakout sessions will address developing issues of concern, best practices, and innovations in security and renovation. The full agenda can be seen here.
The Seminar incorporates updates on new construction focusing on open-air and retractable-roof venues.
One highlight this year will be a panel discussion, “Spotlight Atlanta,” featuring ongoing and upcoming stadium design in Atlanta facilities.
The Seminar always includes a review from the NFL of the recent Super Bowl game, breakout sessions for each league, and an overview from MLB, CFL, MLS, NFL, NCAA, and NASCAR league leadership.
In the SMA tradition of highlighting the local area, conference attendees will experience a back-of-the-house tour of Petco Park, immediately followed by a tour of a very different kind, aboard the USS Midway.
The new “City at Sea” tour will take attendees through a day in the life of a sailor on one of the longest serving aircraft carriers in the nation.
The Stadium Managers Association (SMA) is an organisation that educates and provides industry resources to assist professional and collegiate stadium managers in achieving the highest levels of facility administration and operation.
SMA supports and promotes professional relationships and networking among stadium managers, league officials and industry suppliers that contribute to the success of our members.
The Association is committed to being the primary industry resource for Sports Facility Managers and Leading Suppliers in the stadium industry.