Falk grad students travel to Philadelphia to explore sport facilities management

Graduate students in the Falk College’s Sport Venue and Event Management M.S. program traveled to Philadelphia Nov. 7-9 for a three-day field trip that included visits with various executives from the Philadelphia Phillies (MLB), Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Front Row Marketing and Aramark, a global leader in facilities and food services. A highlight of the field trip included attendance at a Philadelphia 76ers NBA game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The trip was part of Falk Professor Rick Burton’s graduate sport facilities management class and the group was accompanied by Dr. Chad McEvoy, the director of the sport venue and event management master program. The students were exposed to various aspects of managing major stadia for three types of professional sports teams.