Planning a sports event may sound easy but the truth is that many aspects need to be considered. My name is Roger McDonald and thanks to Southern Cross Sports Marketing, I will be able to share my story on how to organize sporting events.
Drawing the First Ideas
First of all, we have to be realistic in terms of the budget we have. A good organization is key to write down everything. Consider what the event is for, what elements you will need, the type of venue, and the purpose of the event.
One of the first steps I follow is to know what type of event I am going to organize, whether it is a game or a league, which will help me determine the number of attendees. By having some clear ideas, it is time to choose a venue, making sure about the space and level of comfort each venue offers.
Getting into Detail
I always try to keep in mind what kind of supplies I will need for that day, including medals, certified posters, whistles, awards, etc. Get insurance that fits your budget and also make sure you have good health personnel who can handle emergencies.
Now I need to have staff that helps me put the event together, I lean on my budget for that. Find a friendly platform for ticket sales and event promotion. Review the plan, the administrative details, and talk to the sports committee so nothing is missing.
It is very important to invite the local media, to gain attendees and make yourself known in the area. As you can see with a good plan and organizational discipline, anybody can organize a sports event.
I hope some of these work tools have helped you, as it is my guide to follow when organizing sports events.