Stadium Managers Association
2020 Annual Seminar

February 2-6, 2020
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort - Phoenix, Arizona

Register for the 2020 Seminar Today

Registration is now open for the 2020 Seminar! When you register you'll receive the special SMA room block code at Pointe Hilton to call or go online to reserve your room.

Registration fees include all Seminar sessions, event transportation, breakfasts, breaks, Tuesday lunch, Wednesday dinner, and all evening social events. Guests may not represent any corporate entity, member or not. Managers may bring their first guest at a discount of $225 for full registration.

For over forty years SMA has held an Annual Seminar, connecting leading industry professionals during the week. Our Seminar takes place in February and kicks off with a Super Bowl watch party, followed by a week filled with educational sessions and social events. The SMA Annual Seminar is a members-only conference. To learn more about membership, please click here.

Tapatio Cliffs, Arizona

Please click here to download the paper forms if you would prefer to mail your registration in with a check payment.

If you have questions about the SMA Seminar, please contact the SMA office at 515-282-8192 or

A Message from Rick Nafe, SMA Program Chair

Sand! Sand!  Sand!

Last year, while heading to Margaritaville for our annual Stadium Managers Association Annual Meeting And Seminar...this letter... from me to you to hold the dates and highlight the upcoming fun...trumpeted Salt! Salt! Salt! as we took from the song Jimmy Buffett made famous.

This year...Sunday, February 2nd through Thursday the 6th...finds us on the horse with no-name as we saunter (I've always liked that word) into the hills outside of Phoenix and settle into the beautiful foothills resort of Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.

As you read this, the final touches are going into the make-up of the program. Know that we have taken the best of your suggestions, thrown in a few of our own and laid them all out on a table for the Board to rank and select.  We are also excited to offer up three great facilities for your perusal...two of them by tours of Chase Field, home of the Diamondbacks and then we'll watch Tony move his field in and out at the Cardinals' State Farm Stadium. The third facility will be Phoenix Raceway, home to NASCAR in the desert. Be ready for a very interactive evening from dinner to racing. That's all I'll say about that. The rest will be a surprise.

Knowledge, Networking and Fun are always the make-up of the SMA Annual Meeting and Seminar and this one is primed and waiting for you.

Join us in the desert...February 2nd through the 6th.  If you don't...we'll talk about you.

Rick Nafe
SMA Program Chair

2020 Seminar Highlights

  • Sunday Super Bowl Party
  • “Concerns and State of the Business”, where top industry officials give updates and insights on concerns affecting leagues.
  • Facility Breakouts
  • Professional Development Sessions
  • Tour of State Farm Stadium and Chase Field
  • Dinner event at Phoenix Raceway
  • 5x5x8, where five managers have five slides and eight minutes to talk about their innovative work.
  • Several other highly anticipated keynote speakers and general sessions

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to all of the supplier companies who support SMA as Corporate Sponsor members. To see a full list of SMA corporate sponsors, please click here. The companies that appear below have chosen to support the Seminar at an even higher level through an event sponsorship. If you are an existing Corporate Sponsor and have interest in an event sponsorship for 2020, you can see the available list of remaining opportunities here.

24/7 Software
Anheuser Busch
Color ID, LLC
Ident Solutions
Flock Free
Irwin Seating
Mortenson Construction
Petrone Risk
SP+ Gameday
Sunbelt Rentals
Terraplas USA
Trex Commercial Products
Turf Nation
Walter P Moore
Whelan Event Services