Tim Leiweke, CEO and co-founder of Oak View Group, at last year’s VenuesNow Conference. (Black Coffee Productions for VenuesNow) OVG CEO sees 5G, all-cashless concessions, sports betting and esports as topics for VenuesNow Conference Tim Leiweke, co-founder and CEO of Oak View Group, addressed some trends affecting the development of arenas and stadiums. OVG, parent company of VenuesNow, is developing new NHL arenas in Seattle and New York, a college arena at the University of Texas in Austin and a minor league hockey arena in Palm Springs, Calif. Overseas, OVG has partnered with Live Nation to build an arena in Milan, Italy. In terms of technology, what are the challenges for future-proofing new NHL arenas in Seattle and New York? We catch ourselves in a transition to 5G, and what we have learned from Verizon and AT&T is they’re not there yet but they’re getting there. We must be able […]
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