As the college football season winds down, sports fans across the country are debating who will win the BCS National Championship Game. Bowl Season is nearly here, and so are the logistics and organizational needs that come with it.
This year’s BCS National Championship Game will be held at Sun Life Stadium in beautiful Miami, Florida on January 7th, 2013. More than 75,000 people will pack the stadium, which has 240 lockers for players, over 1,000 metal halide lights to illuminate the gridiron action, and a massive 50-feet high, 140-feet wide high-definition scoreboard.
Score a Maintenance Touchdown
It’s still up in the air which two schools will be battling it out in Sun Life Stadium this January, but the effort, skill, and resources required to maintain such a stadium is already crystal clear. A maintenance management program, also known as a CMMS, can coordinate the massive amounts of maintenance activities required inside large facilities and stadiums.
MicroMain supports several world-class stadiums across the country, including Lincoln Financial Field (home to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles) and Chase Field (home to the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks).
What can an effective CMMS system accomplish? The whole nine yards.
- Maintain Assets – That Jumbotron is not going to maintain itself, and if something goes wrong, placing a call to your everyday TV repairman is probably not going to be sufficient. It’s critical to schedule preventive maintenance tasks according to manufacturer guidelines so that spectators won’t miss a snap. Call it the “prevent defense.”
- Work Orders – Broken seats, unhinged doors, and turnstiles that won’t turn could leave attendants focused on your stadium’s poor condition more than the action on the field. With a CMMS, you can generate demand work orders and keep track of what needs work. (Just don’t expect a CMMS to repair any glaring holes in your defensive line.)
- Track Labor – Get a firm handle on the hours your staff spends on maintenance tasks. Knowing how long it takes Jim to change one of your beautiful stadium lights will give you the insight you need to make informed decisions.
- Work Mobile – Sun Life Stadium is 160 acres. If your maintenance person has to return to a central location to record his work order data, he may be in good shape from all the walking, but his time will not be spend efficiently. Your maintenance staff should not be running around more than your running backs. Using a mobile application to record meters and close work orders can save valuable time.
With the right CMMS system (and a winning CMMS services department), your stadium or large facility can achieve highlight reel-caliber maintenance, leading to outstanding customer satisfaction and massively-reduced costs.