Explore Day: Sport Management

Each year, the University of New Haven provides unique visit opportunities for students interested in our nationally renowned Sport Management program. 

Explore the University of New Haven Day for Sport Management at Citi Field in Flushing, NY on Sunday, September 10, 2017 is a great opportunity for prospective students interested in the University of New Haven's program to learn more about the University at a professional sports venue. The afternoon concludes with the New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds. Due to the limited space at Citi Field, please limit  your guests to 3 people (including the prospective student). 

Explore Day: Sport Management at Citi Field 

Sunday, September 10, 2017 REGISTER


11:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction                

* Kevin J. Phillips, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

11:45 a.m.

Introduction to the Sport Management Program at the University of New Haven                

* Hear from faculty and staff from the program

12:15 p.m.

Meet University of New Haven Sport Management Alumni               

* Chris Brown, Vice President of Guest Experience & Venue Services, Mets (MLB)

12:30 p.m.

Q&A Session with University of New Haven Staff                

* Lunch and Refreshments

1:10 p.m.

Enjoy New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds

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Major League Soccer

New York Knicks

Major League Baseball

National Hockey League

New Jersey Devils

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

New York Mets

New York Islanders

Madison Square Garden

NFL Network

United States Tennis Association

Successful Alumni! 

David Beckerman - former Chairman and CEO of the Starter Corporation

Chris Brown - Vice President of Guest Experience & Venue Services, Mets (MLB)

Shamaree Brown - Director of Student-Athlete Programs & Compliance, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 

Brent Fisher - Vice President for Distribution, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, MLB Network

Aaron Haviland - Director of Operations, Sun Life Stadium (Miami Dolphins)

Ryan Kelly - Senior Research Analyst, Big Ten Network

Dean Lombardi - President and General Manager of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings

Nick Sakiewicz - President, AEG Soccer, New York/New Jersey

Lindsay Salt - Senior Account Executive, Octagon Sports Marketing 

Jason Scheets - Chief Operating Officer, Star Struck, Inc.

Tony Sparano - Former Head Football Coach for the University of New Haven and former Head Coach for Miami Dolphins (NFL); Assistant Head Coach, Oakland Raiders (NFL)

Jeff Thiffault - Senior Coordinator of Game Operations for Major League Soccer

Marielle vanGelder - Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Did you know?

The University of New Haven was a pioneer in the field of Sport Management, becoming one of the first programs around to offer bachelor's degrees in Management of Sports Industries (1985). Since that time, we have added a master's degree and have educated countless graduates in this very popular field. While pursuing their studies, students will take such courses as Sports Law, Sports Facility Management, Sport Event Management, Public Relations in Sports, Development of American Sports, and Collegiate Athletic Administration.


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