Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Venue Management: Sports & Cultural Venues (E)

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will develop an understanding of the specific requirements for the development, marketing and operation of the infrastructure in the fields of sport (indoor halls, outdoor sports facilities) and culture (theatres, museums, open-air stages). Furthermore, they will appreciate the difference in use of permanent and temporary infrastructure and understand the lifecycle of infrastructure.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

- General introduction to sports venue management
- Characteristics of indoor sports infrastructure
- Characteristics of outdoor sports infrastructure
- Single vs. multi-functional sports arenas
- Conflicts of use between competitive sport and recreational sport
- General introduction to cultural venue management
- Characteristics of indoor cultural infrastructure (museums, theatres, opera houses)
- Characteristics of outdoor cultural infrastructure (festivals, concerts)
- Single vs. multi-functional cultural venues
- Temporary vs. permanent cultural infrastructure

recommended or required reading

Booty, Frank (ed.) (2009): Facilities Management Handbook. 4th edition, Butterworth-Heinemann

assessment methods and criteria

written examination (seminar paper)

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Neil Peterson; Nicholas Pye, PhD

year of study

1. year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (seminar degree)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable