Business View Magazine | July 2019

139 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JULY 2019 Stadiu MANAGERS ASSOCIATION A lthough we didn’t become an official association until 1991, the Stadium Managers Association dates back to 1974 when we had our first informal gathering in Memphis, Tennessee. What began as an impromptu meeting for stadium managers as a way to share best practices and camaraderie, rapidly grew, as it was realized that SMA’s Annual Seminar and the Association itself were an invaluable resource of information for stadium managers. SMA expanded quickly, and its membership soon became a who’s who in the stadium industry. SMA today is the premier association that serves stadium managers, and our mission has grown. We help foster and promote effective and professional management of stadiums, and we help our members deal with common issues, hopefully in an efficient and economical manner. Our mission By Matthew Kastel, President of the S.M.A. The