This is the first publication to address the pros and cons of private management of publicly owned facilities. The book sets forth options for management and operation of public assembly facilities such as theaters, arenas, and stadiums and details the positive and negative aspects of each
system. In addition, the author reviews the development of the major private management companies and provides a comprehensive analysis of the types of services offered. The book is recommended not only for those interested in facility management as a career, but also for elected or appointed officials responsible for the administration and funding of publicly owned facilities. City managers, mayors, architects, and financial planners will also find this book useful.