Management in the Sports Industry

We take responsibility.

When it comes to major projects – whether they involve politics, business or sports – someone has to keep their eyes on the prize, make decisions and encourage teamwork. With HFP by your side, you have an experienced partner that is highly proficient in all areas of project management. We not only ensure that you cross the finish line first, but that each undertaking serves to boost your reputation, too.

From planning and coordinating to hosting major sporting events or side events – we support you during all project phases:

Project management

  • Definition of request and requirement profiles for the organisation and project stakeholders
  • Profitability calculations
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Definition of appropriate project and organisational structures and tasks

Event organisation

  • Design, planning and hosting of major sports events and their side events
  • Analysis and evaluation of event locations taking into account the applicable technical recommendations and requirements
  • Definition, integration and processing of all event requirements: permanent infrastructures, temporary extensions (overlay) and services from A for accreditation to Z for zoning

Lean processes, targeted staff unit services and activities: Thanks to our effective process planning and sophisticated controlling, we reduce your costs and ensure sustainability.

  • Process development and optimisation
  • Lean management
  • Support in the acquisition of services (service descriptions and specifications, discussions with bidders, awarding of contracts, performance monitoring and invoicing)
  • Support in HR management (job descriptions, recruiting, onboarding, training, performance documentation and monitoring, and downsizing)

Our efficient contract management helps you to identify risks and avoid pitfalls. Tight budgets are kept under control and unnecessary expenditures are prevented. HFP has many years of experience with all types of Host City agreements for major sporting events.

  • Contract analysis and development of clear responsibility assignment matrices
  • Contract negotiations between project stakeholders
  • Integration and, where necessary, limitation and/or adjustment of event-related agreements
  • Business process monitoring based on detailed contract analyses
  • Audit and claims management

An abstract of our projects

Host City Management

Host City Management

FIFA Stadium Guidelines


Master planning Football World Cup

Sustainable major sports events