The WNBA’s Cathy Engelbert, MLS’ Don Garber and the NBA’s Adam Silver on the Sept. 10 commissioners panel with moderator Tod Leiweke at the VenuesNow Conference. Three major league commissioners on a Sept. 10 panel at the VenuesNow Conference in New York City said evolving technology and shifting fan behavior continue to shape changes in their venues, including how big they should be. “I think one of the great things about emerging businesses is we’ve got to have a firm, focused vision, but you’ve got to be little flexible in strategy,” said Don Garber, commissioner of Major League Soccer, which is in the midst of a stadium renaissance as it pushes toward 30 teams. For Garber, who has run the league since 1999, the idea of moderately scaled soccer-specific stadiums across the MLS changed as some markets rang up big attendance numbers in football stadiums. “It’s ironic that the Seattle […]
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