Past Trips

-Milwaukee Bucks Experience

On Saturday, February 26th, 2011, SMA attended the Milwaukee Bucks game vs. the Chicago Bulls. SMA was provided with a tour of the Bradley Center, and a presentation on marketing and ticket sales. SMA also participated in a free throw contest in which some of our members were rewarded with prizes. The Bucks might not have won the game, but it was a great experience for all who attended. 

- End of the Year Cookout

To bring an end to SMA's inaugural year, the association held a cookout for all members. A bags tournament was also held.

- Minnesota Timberwolves Experience

On Saturday December 5, 2009 the Sport Management Association took their first official trip.  We took a bus to the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Utah Jazz.  We stopped at the Mall of America for a couple of hours before the game as a fun way to bond and hang out with others in the Sport Management program.  After the mall we got a tour of Target Center and got to watch shoot around.  Then after our tour we had a question and answer session with Ryan Tanke, who is the Vice President of premium seating and group sales.  We were then able to go to our seats in the lower level and watch the Timberwolves, where they beat the Jazz 108-101.


- Wisconsin Badgers Experience

Our second Sport Management Association trip took place Saturday February 20, 2010.  For this trip we went to the Kohl Center in Madison for the Badger Hockey game against the St. Cloud State Huskies.  SMA members carpooled down to Madison and met up at the Kohl Center for a tour of the facility.  After that we met with Adam Ahearn, the assistant director of marketing and promotion.  Adam shared the Badgers marketing plan with us and answered any questions that we had.  After that we broke for dinner on State Street then reconvened at the Kohl Center for the game where the Badger beat St Cloud State 7-4. 

- Green Bay Packers Tour

On April 6th, 2013 members of SMA went to Green Bay and spent a day learning about the history and tradition of Green Bay Packer football. Members were taken behind-the-scenes for a tour of the Packers facilities while getting a history lesson from their tour guide. A few of the places toured included the luxury box for team executives and celebrities, the tunnel players come out of, and as pictured the field itself. After the tour, everyone went through the Packers Hall of Fame, and had an opportunity to purchase memorabilia from the Pro Shop.