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sports and recreation expert ringleader Dr. Michael Jackson

Dr. Michael Jackson

Professor & Director of
Graduate Programs
in Sport and Recreation Administration
Temple University
Vivacqua Hall 301-M Vivacqua Hall 215.204.629

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I was always getting into trouble with my parents for being a Ring Leader . . . Who Knew . . . it would come in handy one day :-) Dr. Michael Jackson

Dr. Jackson was one of the founders of Temple's Sport and Recreation Management program, which was called by Sports Business magazine "one of the top sports administration programs in the country."

Background includes coaching, playing and serving as an academic professional including player representation, considered one of the most knowledgeable experts in Stadium funding and construction issues.

"Everyone sees the romantic side of the game," Jackson says. "But people don't realize how many people it takes to put on the event. You need to organize who opens the building, sells concessions, keeps score, provides security and sells tickets." And Jackson emphasizes network building. "It also helps to have a love for the sport. Otherwise you might abuse your power, if you just care about money and not about the sport's history."

Schmoozing doesn't stop just because Wings do
Suite holders at The Joe scramble for spots at Palace

By Louis Aguilar / The Detroit News

The luxury box is crucial to the success of a professional sports franchise, said Michael Jackson, professor and director of graduate programs at Baylor University's Sports & Recreation

[... "It's ego, vanity, but most of all, really big business,'' Jackson said.

The luxury box often makes up a sizeable chunk of annual revenue for the stadiums' owners and teams, Jackson said. And for the companies that rent them out, those suits are key tools in the art of sealing the deal.

"Every business strives to offer a client a unique product, a unique experience," Jackson said. "I'd say letting your client see a championship-caliber hockey team - which is a sport that's somewhat unusual to some parts of the country - is a great unique experience." ...]

Beijing Olympics
published English magazine "Stadium & Arena Management" 6/02 published by Alan Leavitt carried the article about the Beijing Olympics titled "Transformation of Beijing into an Olympic City." Alan will be conducting a major facilities exhibition in Beijing during January 2003. See: Beijing Cover - Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3


H.S.D. - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
M.A. Wright State University, Dayton,OH
B.A. Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

My Primary Research Focus:

-- Sales
-- Promotions and Fund-Raising
-- Facility design and operation
-- Career opportunities in sport and recreation

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