Management in Sports


            Sports management is a very tough position in today’s society. Everyone only seems to notice how “good” certain teams based off the players but a lot of behind the scenes work goes into putting those players on the field. It all starts with the front office. In order to be successful, several criteria must be met. For example, labor relations, labor market, player salaries, revenue and expenditures, and legal considerations all come into play within an organization. Ultimately, the goal of every organization is to win a championship.

            Determining player salaries is a huge key in developing a successful team. Most fans resent professional athletes for their high salaries, yet few players feel they are overpaid.” (Mathur 22). In every sport, this is an issue. Better players deserve higher salaries so therefore, it is necessary to find key players at a reasonable price that fit into what the team is trying to do.

            Area also plays a role in the success of an organization. The Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League have recently had a problem with this. “On the face of it, selling ice hockey in South Florida is about as promising as selling tacos in Tajikistan.” (Schusler 1). Getting fans to the game is what fuels an organization. Teams generate revenue through selling tickets, merchandise, and food. It is important for any team to be located in an area which will attract fans who take up an interest in the sport.




Mathur, Neil Arun Anil. "Developing a Championship Strategic Plan: A Business Administration and Sports Management Case Study." Order No. DP11029 Union Institute and University, 2003. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.


Schusler, Ralph. "Panthers Management High on Hockey's Area Appeal." South Florida Business Journal 14.6 (1993): 1. ProQuest. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.