Last week, more than 150 industry professionals convened at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia for SVG’s annual Sports Venue Production Summit. The two-day format — a first for this event — kicked off on June 29 with a behind-the-scenes tour of the video control room, a special video presentation from the Philadelphia Eagles, and a networking reception. On June 30, the event continued with informative panel discussions touching on production philosophies, asset-management strategies, content-creation tools, approaches to in-venue mobile-device usage, and much more. Click through this photo gallery for a closer look!
Home to the Philadelphia Eagles, the stadium unveiled $125 million in major renovations prior to the 2014 season.
On Wednesday, June 29, attendees were invited on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Eagles’ video control room.
More than 100 attendees took part in the tour.
Philadelphia Eagles Director of Production Eric Long explained how the Eagles handle game-day production.
The team invested in Evertz DreamCatchers to provide their passionate fanbase with plenty of in-venue replays.
The view from the video control room, located on press level.
Attendees were also taken inside the rack room, located across the hallway from the video control room.
The Eagles’ production equipment allows the team to feed high-quality video to its 10mm video displays.
Philadelphia Eagles Building A/V Engineer brought attendees out to the truck dock.
The Linc’s player tunnel
Attendees were treated to a special presentation of the Eagles’ wide variety of in-bowl video displays.
Capping Day 1 of the Sports Venue Production Summit, attendees gathered in the stadium’s Touchdown Club for a networking reception.
Day 2 kicked off with welcoming remarks from SVG’s Karen Hogan.
SMT’s Ben Grafchik introduced the Philadelphia Eagles’ Day 2 presentation
Philadelphia Eagles’ Eric Long (left) and David Sullivan offered attendees an in-depth look at their game-day workflows.
Philadelphia Eagles VP and Executive Producer Chris Johnson (left) and Studio/Live Manager Mark Leblang also participated in the presentation.
A panel spotlighting production philosophies featured (from left) Madison Square Garden’s Marc Bauman, Philadelphia Union’s Carl Mandell, and Philadelphia Phillies’ Sean Rainey.
Philadelphia Phillies’ Sean Rainey (left) and Panasonic Xperiences’ Michael Rocha
Rounding out the ‘Production Perspectives’ panel were Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Smucker (left) and Click Effects’ Greg Stocker
NeuLion’s Chris Wagner presented a case study on using digital to maximize venue revenue.
Vizrt’s Craig Laliberte introduced a panel discussion on managing assets.
Laliberte was joined on stage by Baltimore Ravens’ Jay O’Brien, who explained how his team has invested heavily in MAM
Diversified’s Dave Simon
Philadelphia Eagles’ Jennifer Terbosic explained the team’s approach to MAM and metadata logging.
Rounding out the asset-management panel were SVG’s Jason Dachman (at podium) and Chesapeake Systems’ Jason Whetstone (seated, far right)
Comcast Spectacor’s Rob Johnson gave a special presentation on pushing the limits of technology in sports venues.
Sony’s Christopher Sullivan introduced the “Tips and Tools for Tapping Into Your Fan-base Year-round” panel discussion. Sony also served as title sponsor for the Sports Venue Production Summit.
The ‘Tips and Tools’ panel featured the Eagles’ Mark Leblang (left) and Philadelphia 76ers’ Charlie Widdoes, as well as Comcast Spectacor’s Rob Johnson (not pictured).
In total, more than 150 attendees came out to Lincoln Financial Field for the two-day event. Many of them are pictured here on Day 2, in the stadium’s Panasonic Club.