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The Stadium Managers Association’s only mission is to assist you in achieving the highest levels of facility administration and operation. We do this by supporting and promoting professional relationships among managers, league officials, key industry suppliers, and industry resources.

Take advantage of our network of managers from across the globe as they identify new ways to achieve revenue goals, discuss how to optimally operate within changing frameworks and openly share best practices in the field.

Membership in SMA is an essential way to gain new knowledge and access to new contacts. SMA is the primary industry resource for facility managers and leading suppliers in the stadium industry.

Ready to join? Apply below. Have questions? Contact us.

Represented by..

NFL

Of National Football League Stadiums

MLB

Of Major League Baseball Stadiums

MLS

Of Major League Soccer Stadiums

CFL

Of Canadian Football League Stadiums

What We're Focusing On

Network

Presenting new opportunities for interaction across all SMA members. New features include colloborative environments on the website as well as a new mobile app that puts the expertise of SMA at the touch of a button.

Educate

Creating dynamic webinar and virtual panel discussions that offer insight into best practices, addressing future challenges and focusing on highlighting the knowledge base within the organization from manager members and corporate partners.

Involve

Expanding and refocusing committees to enhance the mission of SMA, featuring broad ranges of international expertise provided by individuals working in all aspects of Stadium Management, Vendor experts, and educators within the field.

SMA Membership Categories

Stadium Manager Membership

Take advantage of this… your opportunity for vital resources, new business relationships & so much more. Any person actively engaged in the management or administration of a stadium or a related facility qualifies for a Stadium Manager membership.

  • The only Annual Seminar connecting industry experts around the world
  • Direct access to industry leaders, service providers and suppliers with a vast range of backgrounds
  • Stay connected on the SMA Member Discussion Forum
  • Valuable resources such as previous Seminar & webinar discussions, roundtable notes and a full resource sharing library with 100+ with educational fact sheets, guides, and industry best practices
  • Easily access SMA newsletters, announcements & contact details on our app SMAEngage

New Manager Incentives
Does your stadium already have a representative member in SMA? If so, then you’re eligible to save $100 when you join! Use the website contact form and you’ll receive a special discount code when you apply for manager membership.

Never been a member of SMA before? You’ll receive your 2022 Seminar registration entirely free of cost - a savings of over $500.

Stadium manager dues are $400/year. SMA runs on a July 1 - June 30 fiscal year.

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Corporate Sponsorship

As a Corporate Sponsor, you’ll have access to new ideas, industry experts & so much more. Any persons, firms or corporations whose primary purpose is to supply goods or services to the stadium industry qualify for a Corporate Sponsor membership.

The Corporate Sponsor membership option offers the most value to your organization. This company package includes:

  • Two registrations to the Annual Seminar that connects industry leaders around the world
  • Revision & response to RFPs submitted by members
  • Engagement with other members using our online Member Discussion Forum
  • One annual branded email to all SMA members
  • Access to all SMA newsletters, announcements & contact details through our app SMAEngage

All Corporate Sponsor applications are subject to approval by the SMA Board of Directors.

Corporate Sponsor dues are $4,400. All new Corporate Sponsors are required to pay a $500 one-time initiation fee. SMA runs on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year.

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Corporate Membership

Get involved today for new ideas, access to industry experts & so much more. Any persons, firms or corporations whose primary purpose is to supply goods or services to the stadium industry qualify for a Corporate Member membership.

This is the most popular choice for companies interested in SMA, and offers one membership in SMA at a great value & includes:

  • One-time attendance to the Annual Seminar that connects industry leaders around the world (registration not included)
  • Revision & response on RFPs submitted by members
  • Engagement with other members using our online Member Discussion Forum
  • Access to all SMA newsletters, announcements & contact details through our app SMAEngage
  • Participation in members-only town hall meetings, webinars & roundtables

All corporate member applications are subject to approval by the SMA Board of Directors.

Corporate Membership dues are $2,000 a year. All new corporate members also will be required to pay a one-time initiation fee of $500. SMA runs on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year.

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Corporate Membership

Persons or companies who promote, operate and manage outside events temporarily taking place within facilities and/or stadiums qualify for the Corporate Event Promoter. This category offers one membership in SMA with the added benefit of attending the Annual Seminar every year at an additional cost.

All applications are subject to approval by the SMA Board of Directors and must meet all requirements established by the Board.

Corporate Event Promoter membership dues are $1,000 a year. All new event promoter members will also be required to pay a one-time initiation fee of $500. SMA runs on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year.

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Institutional Membership

Your college or university can get up to 4 Faculty Memberships and 30 Students Memberships for one price of $775 (total value of $2950)! Faculty and student members must be part of a sport management, facility management or sport administration program.

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Faculty Membership

One who is employed in a college or university with a full-time job description of teaching undergraduate or graduate courses, or supervising interns, in sport management, facility management, or sport administration.

  • Access to stadium managers in MLB, NFL, MLS, CFL, College Sports, Motor Speedways, and more
  • Faculty breakout session at the Annual Seminar
  • Access to the news area of the website
  • Direct access to contact information for industry leaders with a vast range of backgrounds and industry knowledge
  • Annual opportunities to hear, meet, and speak with League leadership
  • Opportunities to gain leadership experience through Committee and Board service
  • Job postings and student internship programs to help your students find experience after school

Faculty Membership is $250/year.

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Student Membership

This is your opportunity for vital resources, new business relationships & so much more. Must be enrolled in a full-time curriculum of undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate studies at an accredited college or university to apply.

  • Yearly scholarship opportunities available through the SMA Foundation
  • Member-only internship opportunities at the Annual Seminar, where you can network with the best in the industry - your future employers
  • Direct access to contact information for industry leaders with a vast range of backgrounds and industry knowledge

A Student membership is $100/year.

SMA acknowledges there may be financial barriers when applying for Student membership. The Board of Directors would like to offer students the opportunity to receive a discounted membership by doing the following:

  • Complete an application
  • Submit an essay on why you want to join SMA and how joining would align with your professional goals (500-1,000 words)

If you would like to apply for the discount membership, please click the appropriate button below to begin the process.

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Affiliate Membership

Select groups or associations whose function or purpose is the management or promotion of sports, entertainment and recreational facilities or related concerns.

Affiliate membership is $375/year.

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“We have grown our business through new relationships made from our involvement with SMA as well as built a solid network of friends, peers and stadium managers over the past 5+ years. Our engagement within the association has allowed us to keep our finger on the pulse of this very important market segment for our company.”

"I've learned so much from my SMA colleagues and have translated that into actual practices to make my stadium better for fans, players and staff. The non-stop learning environment, networking and pure enjoyment of interacting with folks in my industry is what keeps me renewing my membership."

"One thing that I appreciate about being a member of SMA is just the level of expertise and knowledge  all the leaders have. If you have any challenges at your venue or just need help or advice, I definitely encourage you to join SMA. We have really great folks and everyone is so knowledgable and really helpful, so definitely come join us."