Donna Daniels has been hired as the new general manager of Chase Center, a move that takes on greater significance for the veteran sports executive after she experienced the loss of her father last year. Continue Reading NBA vet Daniels new Chase Center GMRead More
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Jim Chibnall, an accomplished sports architect who helped establish HOK Sport/Populous into a leading designer of Major League Baseball venues over his 30 years at the firm, died March 31. Continue Reading Chibnall’s legacy: mentor to designersRead More
Darryl Dunn isn’t ready to ride off into the sunset, although it sounds enticing considering the stunning backdrop at historic Rose Bowl Stadium, which he’s been a part of for the past 27 years. Continue Reading Stadium exec Darryl Dunn ready for Act 2Read More
Claire Rothman, a pioneer among women in venue management, is back in the spotlight, 27 years after she retired as president and general manager of the Forum in Inglewood, California. Continue Reading Claire Rothman, Star Of Stage And StreamRead More
AECOM Hunt is a partner for building another multibillion-dollar sports facility in Los Angeles. The enormous amount of construction data proves the massive scope of the Intuit Dome, the Los Angeles Clippers’ new $2 billion arena opening in 2024.
Two days before he died, Davin “Dave” Olsen was in search of a Zamboni. Olsen had just started a six-week stint as interim manager of American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, home of minor league hockey’s Ice Rays. Continue Reading Venue Industry Mourns Dave Olsen’s DeathRead More
Chris McGowan was recently named president and CEO of Ilitch Sports and Entertainment. The group runs the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, plus The District Detroit, a mixed-use development, and 313 Presents, a joint venture with the Detroit Pistons programming events at about 10 venues across the city. McGowan previously spent nine years as president/CEO of the Portland Trail Blazers. He was also CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, covering multiple venues in Portland and Seattle. McGowan spent six years with AEG as chief operating officer of AEG Sports and helped open Staples Center in 1999. McGowan visited with VenuesNow to discuss his new job in the Motor City. His official start date is Jan. 3. He reports to Chris Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings. What drove your decision to accept the position? I really connected with Chris Ilitch and his vision and using these iconic brands as a… Continue Reading McGowan takes helm of Ilitch Sports and Entertainment
The Astroworld music festival tragedy in Houston in which nine people were killed during a massive crowd surge has venue managers reassessing their operational risk and some questioning whether potential staff shortages may have played a role in the deadly mayhem at NRG Park.
Continue Reading In Wake of Astroworld Deaths, Troubling Questions for All