Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Kinesiology and Health Sciences

First Advisor

Lana Huberty


This paper examined the many aspects of planning, organizing, and managing a sporting event. Specifically, it focused on the management of the 2019 NCAA Fencing Championships utilizing Welsh-Ryan Arena at Northwestern University as the host site. Every aspect of the event is examined beginning with the organization responsible for it, going through the structure of the event itself, outlining a marketing plan for the event, analyzing the management of employees and volunteers, discussing of potential risks associated with the facility for this event, analyzing ethical concerns of the event itself, and concluding with personal reflection from the paper's author. Included within the event analysis are items like budget breakdowns, facility layout, and images documenting the facility itself. The paper as a whole represents a comprehensive analysis and breakdown of the management of the NCAA Fencing Championships, which is designed to be utilized as an exploratory examination of all the elements that go into working in the field of sports management, particularly as an event host.