3. Venue Management • The Venue Manager is responsible for: • Course Design • Construction • Management of the Venue
Course Design: Overall • The ideal course: • Maximise television and spectator-friendly element without compromising safety and fairness • Features a transition is a stadium-like setting • Hard fencing in key area: swim start, swim exit, transition, finish chute, medical area, etc.
Swim Start • Essential Elements: • Start Platform Specification • Defined areas: assembly of athletes, spectators, VIPs • Media and television:
Swim Course Design • Ideal conditions • 2 laps – 300m to first turn • Curves – no sharp angles • Beach Turns – well marked
Swim Exit • Critical Elements • 5 metres wide • Carpeted • Timing mats hidden from view • Ideal branding location • Consider AWAD athletes
Transition Area Design • Transition Area: Essential Elements • Adequate rack space for all athletes • Straight flow lines – no corners • Stadium setting which includes bike and run course and the finish line.
Bike Course Design • Essential Elements • Certified course measurement – 40km • Minimum 5m wide • Clean, well-maintained road surfaces • Technical Challenges: hill, no 180o corners
Run Course Design • Essential Elements • Certified course measurement – 10km • Minimum width – 3m • Clean, well-maintained surfaces • Technical Challenges: hill, no 180o corners
Finish Line Design • Essential Elements • Finish Gantry: width, sponsor positions • Finish Chute: minimum of 100m – no sharp corners • Media Stand – 4 tiers, 15m from finish line • Mixed Zone with Backdrop • Grandstands • A quality PA on elevated stand • Medical and Doping Control
Announcers and PA System • Essential Elements • Certified Event Announcer • High quality PA system: swim start, stadium setting • Finish Chute: minimum of 100m – no sharp corners • Information for announcer from the swim course and major areas on the course.
Medal Presentation Area Design • Essential Elements • Podium placement: VIPs, spectators, media • Podium Dimensions • Podium Background
Race Medical Specifications • Essential Elements • Athlete Medical: on course and recovery area • Spectator Medical • Doping Control
VIP - Sponsor Hosting Area • Essential Elements • Good view of transition, laps and finish • Food and beverage services • Ambience: plants, flowers, internet with results
VIP – Sponsor Hosting Area VIP Area
Other Essential Areas • Venue Manager: off course areas - 1 • Volunteer Area Specification • Security and Accreditation • Venue Control Centre: Communications
Other Essential Areas • Venue Manager: off course areas - 2 • Venue Headquarters on site • Sport Expo Facilities • Spectator Food Services
Other Essential Areas • Venue Manager: off course areas - 3 • Live Coverage, Timing and Results • Television Production • Portable Toilets