Sports Facilities Summit

May 6, 2019
8:30am – 5:00pm 
Knoxville, TN


Developed by industry leaders in the sports events and tourism industry, the inaugural Sports Facilities Summit will provide education and best practices to senior leadership of sports facilities who want to learn how to secure and operate more sports tourism events. The Summit will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center. Participants will receive 1 credit hour toward CSEE.

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  • Convention Centers
  • Indoor/Outdoor Facilities
  • Non-traditional Sports Venues
  • Sports Complexes
  • Sports Destinations
  • Sports Parks 
  • Stadiums & Arenas

"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


Facility Management
Event Operations
Event Programming
  • Labor Recruitment & Labor Planning
  • Software
  • Legal
  • Insurance
  • Finance vs. Accounting
  • Leadership & Culture
  • Guest Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fields, Courts & Amenities
  • Engineering
  • Day to day
  • Registration
  • Lodging
  • Scheduling
  • Management
  • Client Servicing
  • Website & Apps
  • Marketing vs. Sales
  • Sponsorship/Venue Ad Sales
  • Business Development



*Subject to change

Monday, May 6
7:30 am - Registration @ Member Services Desk in Park Concourse
8:30 am - 8:45 am- Welcome 
8:50 am - 9:40 am –Session #1/Administration
9:45 am – 10:35 – Session #2/Culture and Labor
10:40 am - 11:30 am - Session #3/Facility Management
11:35 am - 12:00 pm - Break
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch 
1:05 pm - 1:50 pm- Session #4/Programming and Business Development
1:55 pm - 2:40 pm - Session #5/Event Operations
2:40 pm - 2:50 pm - Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Session #6/Roundtables
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm - Session #7/Recap and Close Out

All meeting functions will take place at the Knoxville Convention Center.


Michael Grade

Michael Grade

VP of Sports Operations
Atlanta Sports City

Michael Grade

Mike Guswiler

West Michigan Sports Commission

Ben Huffman

Ben Huffman, CSEE

Director of Sports Enterprises
Warren County CVB

William Knox

William Knox, CSEE

Grand Park Sports Campus

Mike Millay

Mike Millay

Managing Partner
Clancy's Sports Properties, LLC



NASC Member and Non-Member Rate: $199

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*Non-Members contact Madison Fante at or 513.693.4809 to register.


Reserve your room

The cut-off date for the NASC room block is April 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Questions? Contact Madison Fante at or 513.693.4809.