Stadium Management SA (SMSA) is South Africa’s leading stadium management group managing four flagship stadiums in the Metropolitan of Johannesburg, namely the iconic FNB, historic Orlando, Dobsonville and Rand. These government-owned venues are privately and independently administered by SMSA on a full financial risk basis with the significance of this being that, SMSA does not receive any management fee, subsidy or grant. This means that SMSA independently funds the commercial business of these multi-purpose, adaptable venues capable of hosting world class events in the sports and entertainment industries, as well as conferences and political rallies.
Management of these multi-million rand venues entails services in various industries including finance and commerce (sponsorship, advertising, retail, stakeholder return and investment, commercial rights management, home teams); operations and facilities management (support services, catering, hospitality, maintenance, pitch management, cleaning, waste management, security, health and safety) and event planning (security and disaster management, local authority collaboration, transport and parking, technical and event management, emergency and police services).
SMSA is dedicated to stimulating enterprise opportunities for the local community and prides itself on a proven track record of integrity, trust, innovation, collaboration and superior service delivery. SMSA strives to be the leaders in the industry and to continuously provide world class services, professionalism and experiences at its venues.
SMSA is committed to providing opportunities and making a positive impact on the lives of its surrounding communities. The Stadium Management Trust was formed to provide such opportunities to the underprivileged and previously disadvantaged members in its communities. This has been and is continuously done through various projects which include providing job opportunities, feeding schemes, stadium tours, complimentary tickets and internships.
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SMSA were appointed by the City of Johannesburg in 2009. In contrast to other management fee based/municipal council based stadium management operations, SMSA is responsible for all the costs in managing the stadium. SMSA is self-funded and does not receive any management fee, subsidy or grant.Download