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January 2019

2019 Seminar

2019 Seminar


HOST PROPERTY: Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
1111 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 • 954-874-4444

Our room block has filled, but there may still be rooms at Margaritaville under general availability. Call and be sure to mention that you are coming for the Stadium Managers Association Seminar.

Hollywood Beach Marriott
2501 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood FL 33019 • 954-924-2202

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach
4000 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood FL 33019 • 954-454-4334

The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton
3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 • 954-602-6000

Not sure if you're registered or not and want to confirm? Contact us today and ask.

Seminar Links


Seminar Website >>

Seminar Registration >>

Current Agenda >>

Cost Estimate & Travel Tips >>

Contact SMA >>


Get Engaged With #SMASeminar19

If you've registered for the conference then you should have received a link to your email to download this year's mobile app! Be sure to download the app onto your phone to start connecting with other attendees prior to the meeting.

If you believe you are registered but haven't received access to the mobile app, please email us today.

The mobile app is the prime place to see the most up to date agenda all throughout the week. There are tons of other cool tools, including:

Activity Feed. Post statuses and pictures before, during and after the conference. Be sure to include photos. Use #SMASeminar19 to join in the conversation across all platforms.

Live polling during sessions. Easily ask your question to speakers and panelists from your mobile device!

Frequently Asked Question section. Airport info, attire, emergency procedures, hotel information, local weather, what to bring, where to go when you get to Florida, WiFi.. it will all be provided via the app.

Sponsor Listing. Over 100 companies show their support of the conference. Be sure to view their profiles and thank them for their support. Contact information can be found on the company page for each sponsor.
Hey sponsors! Be sure to check your listing ASAP to ensure all the information we have for you is correct and up to date.

Speaker Listing. View the 35+ speakers and panelists who will be at the conference. You can navigate directly to session info from the page of each speaker. Continue to check back as we continue to update this page with photos and bios!

Attendee Listing. All managers & sponsors can be found in this section listed under their company or team/stadium name. Want to know if your colleague will be at the meeting? Use the search tool at the top to find out if they are registered. From their profile you can send them a message, add them as an app contact, and even schedule a meeting with them. Take advantage of this feature before the Seminar!

Dailey Surveys. At the end of each day a brief survey will be available via the app. Please give us your honest feedback at the end of each day. We'll be doing daily drawings and one lucky person who filled out an evaluation will automatically win a $100 Gift Card.

App Engagement Game & Click Photo Scavenger Hunt. We know this is a competitive group, so due to popular demand the photo scavenger hunt game Click will be back this year! Click is all about having a great time and sharing your experience with others at the Seminar. It's simple - just take photos that represent each challenge and submit them for points. Last year our winner went home with a big screen TV - stay tuned for more information about what this year's prize will be. Everyone is eligible to play! Must additionally unlock all app engagement achievements in order to be eligible to win.

Thursday Brunch, Prize Exchange & Gift Giveaway

If you'll be at the conference on Thursday don't forget to bring a gift to participate in the exchange! Bring something that represents your facility, something that you wish you would win, or something you want to get rid of! This is a fun drawing and you are sure to go home with something unexpected.

Thanks to sponsor Daktronics, one lucky member will win The Richard Petty Driving Experience which includes airfare, 2 hotel nights, and a drive or ride along experience.

You can turn your gift in at the registration desk when you arrive.


Thank you to Our 2019 Event Sponsors!

The companies listed below have gone above & beyond through the sponsorship of an additional event at the conference. View all SMA Corporate Sponsor companies in the footer of this newsletter.
Available Event Sponsorships >>

SMA Foundation News

Meet the Labinski Scholarship Recipient at Seminar!

Nicole Walen was awarded the first ever Ron Labinski SMA Foundation Sports Scholarship in 2018 and she will be attending Seminar as one of our interns!

Nicole is currently a senior and is pursuing a degree in Sport Management at Missouri Baptist University. She has great experience working for the St. Louis Cardinals in ticket development for the past two years. This past year, she became President of MBU's Health and Sport Science's honor society, Kappa Omicron Nu.

She hopes to finish up her last year at MBU and join the special event team with the St. Louis Cardinals. If you see her on site, say hello!

SMA 2019 Call for Board Nominations

Effective February 2019, the following position will be open to interested and qualified Members:

One (1) Regular Director at Large position

Voting for the new Director will take place during the SMA Seminar, February 3-7, 2019. The elected Director will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting of the membership on February 7, 2019.

If you are interested in serving on the SMA Board of Directors, please submit a letter of intent and a resume to the SMA office at or to Nominating Committee Chair Tony Pereira,, The Committee will review all applications and, along with other relevant issues, consider the following criteria: Read full article >>

New Members

Stadium Managers

Alan Wendlandt - Watkins Glen International

Daniel Zausner- USTA National Tennis Center Inc. 

Patricia Jelinski- BC Place Stadium

Mike Brockman- Milwaukee Brewers

Jeffrey Parkinson- Tampa Bay Rowdies 

Jerry O'Shea- Metlife Stadium Drive

Ethan White- Finley Stadium- Davenport Field

Melissa Wasson- SMG- State Farm Stadium

Affiliate Members

Daniel Zausner- Flushing Meadows Corona Park 

Corporate Sponsors

Live Earth
Craig Johnston
Frankie Vignone

Live Earth produces the world's fastest live map. Our real-time visualization platform connects data streams from various systems, sensors, vehicles and video, providing one operational view.

S2 Event Security 
Jonathan Fleming
Andrew Lynch

S2 Event Security has an experienced team available to review event security programs and consult on solutions that will close any security gaps. Our expertise helps organizations evaluate technology needs, develop operational procedures including traffic flows and provide technology for people and vehicle entry point screening, in depth training for security and support staff, and manage the entire operation during the event. 

Bigelow Companies, Inc. 
Chris Bigelow
Bigelow Companies, Inc. are foodservices design and management consultants working directly for the stadium manager. We provide kitchen, restaurant and concession design, contracted and self-operation operational audits, RFP’s and concessionaire negotiations. Our services maximize your level of customer services as well as your level of revenues.

Corporate Members

Earth Work Solutions
Shay Lundvall

Gutknecht Construction
Jeffery Feinman 

Series Seating
Steve Burgess

Schlaich Bergermann and Partner LP
Michael Stein

FDH Infrastructure Services
Stork Montgomery 

eps america 
Lee Bauman 

RFP/RFQ Portal

Director of Facility Operations & Maintenance - Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
RFP for Expansion Joint Repair at Raymond James Stadium
Interested in submitting an RFP, RFQ or job posting to SMA? Email us today!

Other News

Sports Facilities and the Law

November-December 2018 • Volume 3, Issue 3

Coming to Grips with Failure: Learn From Bears' Kicker Cody Parkey

Don Yaeger, Contributor to Forbes and Former SMA Keynote Speaker

Like a lot of NFL fans, I sat down to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Chicago Bears. (Full disclosure: I did so from Auckland New Zealand, where it was actually Monday morning) I was curious if the Eagles’ late-season magic would wilt beneath the Bears’ new Monsters of the Midway. Full article >>

Member Spotlight

ColorID, LLC

Company Name: ColorID, LLC

Primary Contact: Jacqui Chenard
Company Description / What does your company do? 
For over the past twenty years,ColorID has been a highly regarded value-added integrator of security, identification, access control and biometric solutions. Though primarily focused on specific North American vertical markets, ColorID is also a provider to organizations around the world. The company’s knowledgeable and customer-focused sales and product management teams help our customers select the best products and services from well-respected and innovative software and hardware suppliers. After the sale, ColorID’s engineering team provides exceptional support for the life of those products.  Our product portfolio in relation to the Stadium Managers Association consists of large format credentials (Press/VIP/Field passes), Credential badge printers and software, biometric readers (iris/face/palm vein/fingerprint) as well as physical and virtual contactless smart cards for building access. Read full article >>
Mark your calendars! SMA's 46th Annual Seminar at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ. February 2-6, 2020.
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Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

These SMA Corporate Sponsors have committed their financial support and industry expertise to support the Stadium Managers Association's mission to be a primary resource for sport facility managers.

Find them in one click and listed by their products on the SMA website vendor guide, or click on their name below to go directly to their website. Consider them first as your industry resource for products and services this year!
24/7 Software ABM Industries * Act Global * AECOM HUNTAnheuser-Busch, Inc. * Baron * Barton Malow Company BASF Construction Chemicals * BASF Performance Floors * Bigelow Companies, Inc.BOCA Group International * Brailsford & Dunlavey, Inc.BrandSafway * Caddy Products, Inc. * Cadmus * CEIA USA  * CLEAR * Color ID, LLC Contemporary Services CorporationCovermaster, Inc. * Cres Cor Sport Daktronics, Inc. * Dant Clayton Corporation * Delaware North Companies SportService * Detex Corp. * EMSEAL Joint Systems LTD * Evonik Corporation * Excel Dryer FabriTec Structures LLC *  FieldTurf USA Inc. * Flock Free * Gensler SportsGilbane Building Company * Hardesty & Hanover, LLC * HKS, Inc. * HNTB Architecture, Inc., * Hussey Seating Company * Ident Solutions * imageOne Uniforms * Impark Iowa Rotocast Plastics * Irwin Seating Company * Jani-King International, Inc. * Knight Facilities Management, Inc. * Landmark Event Staffing Services, Inc. * Langan Engineering & Environmental Services *  LAZ Parking, LLCLegends Project Development  * Live EarthMarsden Bldg. Maintenance LLC * Matrax, Inc. * Max-R MCMcCormick & Associates, LLC * Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., Diamond Vision Division * Mortenson Sport + Entertainment * Nasatka SecurityNeogard * ParkHub * PC Sports * Pecora Corporation * Peerless-AV * Performance Clean, LLC * Petrone Risk * Pioneer Athletics *  Populous * Prismview - A Samsung Electronics CompanyPritchard Sports & Entertainment * PSAV * Res-Tek Inc. * Rust-Oleum Stadium Group * S2 Event Security * Schuff Steel Company Sentry Event Services, Inc. * SGL  Show Pros Entertainment ServicesSignature Systems Group LLC. /EventDeck * Southern Bleacher Company SP Plus Gameday * Spec Seats * SPS North America * StageRight Corporation * Staxi Corporation Ltd. * Stratacache * Sunbelt Rentals * SunBrite TV TEAM Coalition, Inc * Terraplas USA, Inc. * The Vollrath Company * The Weather Company, an IBM BusinessTHP Limited, Inc. * Tremco * Trex Commercial ProductsTURF NATION * Venue Solutions Group Visiontron Corp. * Walter P Moore * Western Specialty Contractors * West Pond Enterprises Whelan Event Staffing Services * World Class Athletic Surfaces, Inc. * Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon, & Williams, Inc. * Zurn Industries, LLC

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