Prioritizing environmental impacts in venues: The manager's perspective

Walker J. Ross, Haylee Uecker Mercado

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Abstract / Description of output

This study explored how managers evaluate various demands in decision-making – particularly in the context of environmental sustainability in sport venue management. Previous research considered how managers prioritize environmental sustainability compared to other demands, but it was not understood where the various environmental impacts of sustainable venue operations compare to one another. A best-worst scaling survey of sport venue managers was used to gather data on prioritization of environmental impacts in decision-making. Findings suggest that managers prioritize environmental impacts mainly based on financial cost and environmental harm with those impacts falling into the following priority order from highest to lowest: waste, electricity, disposable product use, water, food, emissions, gas, chemicals, and oil. This study provides insight into the environmental impacts venue managers must weigh in operational decision-making and challenges the Sport Event Environmental Performance Measurement tool’s inputs and outputs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-170
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Sport Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • sport ecology
  • sustainability
  • facilities
  • decision-making
  • measurement


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