Tag: XFL

Michael Moves From MSG to XFL

David Michael. (Courtesy XFL) He’ll be chief technology officer for new football league New football league the XFL, which is scheduled to begin play next year, has named David Michael its chief technology officer. Michael comes from The Madison Square Garden Co., where he was chief information officer. Michael will be responsible for developing and overseeing all enterprise, digital product and football technology strategies and initiatives for the league and its eight teams. At MSG, Michael led the customer-facing digital transformation program and oversaw enterprisewide technology infrastructure, support and business applications. Before working at MSG, Michael held positions at GroupM North America, UBM Tech and PR Newswire.  

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Elevate Sports Ventures to Sell Tix for the X

Seattle’s CenturyLink Field is one of eight venues that will welcome XFL teams when the football league begins play next spring. (Getty Images) New founding partner will sell XFL season tickets and premium The XFL has hired Elevate Sports Ventures to sell season tickets and premium seats for the league’s reboot. The two-year deal extends to Elevate signing a founding partnership in the business solutions category, said Jeffrey Pollack, the XFL’s president and chief operating officer. World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon owns the minor league football organization through Alpha Entertainment, a separate entity. The XFL, which played one season in 2001 before folding, is scheduled to relaunch in the spring of 2020 in eight markets: Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; St. Louis; Seattle; Tampa, Fla.; and Washington, D.C. Elevate is owned by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the San Francisco 49ers, Ticketmaster/Live Nation and Oak View Group, parent […]

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