SVG Venue Summit Keynote: NFL, Van Wagner, Allegiant Stadium To Recap Super Bowl LVIII Production

Panel to headline event on Monday, March 4

A little over a week ago, NFL fans from around the nation came to Allegiant Stadium to witness the Kansas City Chiefs victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. At the controls of the in-venue production, the trio of the National Football League’s game-presentation team, Van Wagner, and Allegiant Stadium’s AV production team put together a stellar run of show that entertained attendees from start to finish.

At the 2024 SVG Venue Summit on Monday, March 4, a keynote conversation — featuring the NFL’s Director of Event Presentation & Content, Tim Tubito; Van Wagner’s President of Productions, Bob Becker; and Allegiant Stadium’s Director of Production Technology, Aric Carpenter — will go behind the scenes of the Big Game and discuss how this major sporting event is assembled.

The discussion will headline a full day of panel sessions and conversations, including:

10:05 – 10:40 a.m.: Las Vegas Raiders Provide Tech Roadmap of Allegiant Stadium (Session Introduction: Ryan Haberman​​​​, Forecast Consoles, CEO)
After heading to Las Vegas, the Raiders have staked their claim as a must-see destination in a city with a ton of options. After three years in their new home, the crew has gotten comfortable with the technology at their disposal and have elevated their production quality to new heights. Members of the club’s production team take you back to when the stadium was first put together, the challenges that were navigated to bring their control room up to speed, the special elements and activations seen on a typical gameday, and more.
Justin Casserly, Las Vegas Raiders, Senior Director, Game & Event Presentation

10:55 – 11:35 a.m.: Local Venues Fire Up the Entertainment Capital of the World
Sports in Las Vegas are only one option in a city with endless opportunities for fun. To capture fans’ attention, sports venues around Las Vegas are committed to create engaging content and unforgettable gameday experiences on any given day. Local professional and collegiate teams around the area discuss how these creative ideas, along with high-quality technology, help them stand out.
Andrew Abrams
, Vegas Golden Knights, VP & EP, Entertainment & Production
Gene Canal, UNLV, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Marketing & Fan Engagement
Austy Champion, Allied Esports and HyperX Arena, Brand Ambassador
Matt Heuer, 3 Point Productions, Creative Director

11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Allegiant Stadium Tour
Step inside and take a tour of the one of the NFL’s newest venues. This behind-the-scenes trip will allow attendees to see important destinations including the control room, docking bays, rack room, and other key production areas in the building.

1:05 – 1:35 p.m.: Connectivity Update: 5G, Enhanced Wi-Fi, and Internal Signal Transport
Stadiums are gradually implementing new systems for increased connectivity. Whether it’s 5G, DAS, or Wi-Fi 6, experts dissect how this enhanced infrastructure is allowing fans to indulge deeper into the gameday production and technicians to transport video signals and other information with more efficiency.
Jesse Janosky, JPM Technology Consulting, Principal and Co-Founder
Sasha Zivanovic, Nextologies, CEO and Co-Founder
Verizon, Speaker TBD

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: In-Venue Technology Wrap-Up: A Discussion on 4K, IP, and More
To take gameday shows to the next level, venues around the country are investing in new technologies on the back end. To close out the day, leading vendors offer an update on in-venue workflows, where the industry is at on topics that include 4K, HDR, and IP, and preview how control rooms will continue to work at a high level in the future.
Moderator: Peter Skorich, Chief Content Officer
Kevin Cottam, Ross Video, VP, Global Sports & Live Events
Dustin Culhane, Alpha, Senior Account Executive – Sports & Live Events
Daniel Riess, WJHW, Associate Principal, Video Production and LED Design Lead
Pete Soto, Ilitch Sports + Entertainment, VP of Game Presentation and Fan Experience
James Stellpflug, EVS, SVP, Community Engagement, Live Ecosystem
Josh Stoner, Canon, Senior Specialist, Pro Rep Team, Broadcast and Cinema Lenses

To learn more about the SVG Venue Summit at Allegiant Stadium, CLICK HERE.

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