Working at a stadium is one of the most exciting parts of picking up temporary shifts. The environment is lively, attendees are excited, and you may even get to check out some of the event while you’re there. Not many people can say they had the opportunity to work at the Super Bowl, and yet here you are, getting paid to do it!
If you’ve never worked at a stadium before, there are a few things you should know before your first shift. We’ll break down that information below in hopes of answering any questions you may have.
5 Things You Need to Know Before Working at a Stadium
Dress for the weather
You’re always expected to wear the appropriate uniform when on assignment. The typical stadium shift uniform often includes a team shirt (and sometimes hat) provided by the client. But an equally important aspect is being appropriately dressed for the weather. Make sure that you’re dressed warm enough if you’re working during the cooler months (while staying in the approved uniform).
Wear comfortable, work appropriate shoes
Working at a stadium means you’ll be spending a lot of time on your feet. That’s why it’s so crucial to have the right pair of shoes that will not only be comfortable but protect you on a long shift. Check out this article for the best places to find reliable and inexpensive work shoes.
You’ll probably have to travel light
In the past several years, stadiums have cracked down on security, including what employees (and fans) can bring in with them. If you can bring a bag in – and that’s a big if – it will most likely have to be clear and within a certain size limit. We suggest traveling light to your shift but if that’s not an option, you can find clear bags on Amazon.
Being flexible can work to your advantage
When working at a stadium – especially concessions – the environment is fast paced to accommodate attendees in an efficient manner. You may be asked to hop into a different position that needs help. By being flexible in what position you work, you’ll make a good impression with the supervisor which can improve your relationship with the client and LGC.
Give yourself extra arrival time
If you’ve ever been to an event at a stadium, you know there’s a lot of foot (and sometimes car) traffic from attendees. It’s important to give yourself extra time to arrive at the check-in point that way you can make it on-site by the start of your shift. Also, consider what mode of transportation you’re taking. If you plan on driving, look into parking options beforehand.
Working at a stadium is a great way to make some extra cash and have fun while doing it. By taking the time to be prepared before you start working, you’ll feel more comfortable and have a more successful shift.
Did you know that LGC has an entire division dedicated entirely to stadium and event staffing? It’s called ConcessionStaff! You can learn everything you need to know about it, including working at a stadium and how to apply, here.