Venue Initiative

Become a Sponsor

For more information on becoming a Venue Initiative sponsor, please contact Rob Payne at [email protected] and Andrew Gabel at [email protected]

SVG Venue Resources


Venue Initiative White Paper: Recommendations for Sports Venues is an evolving resource of peer-reviewed best-practice guidelines for venue owners, operators, developers, architects, and other interested parties considering a sports/entertainment venue new build or renovation project.

SVG SportsTech Journal, Fall 2018
The Fall 2018 edition of the SVG SportsTech Journal featured a special Venue Spotlight section, which showcased the latest sports-venue news, including in-depth profile features on Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Little Caesars Arena, Coors Field, and Ford Field.

SVG Venue Summit at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
June 26-27

SVG travels to the Motor City this summer for a two-day Venue Summit at Little Caesars Arena – home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and NBA’s Detroit Pistons. On June 26-27, go behind the scenes at the state-of-the-art venue and learn about the latest production, technology, and integration trends that are having an impact on fan engagement and entertainment.

The SVG Venue Summit kicks off on the evening of Wednesday, June 26, with an Opening Night Networking Reception in downtown Detroit at the Detroit Foundation Hotel. On Thursday, June 27, the SVG Venue Summit shifts to Little Caesars Arena, where attendees will be treated to a venue tour as well as plenty of in-depth panel discussions, presentations, and case studies.

For more information, CLICK HERE to check out the event site.

SVG Venue Initiative Committee

The SVG Venue Initiative serves the information, networking, and business needs of engineering, IT, and broadcast executives in sports venues – both professional and college – and provides a forum for stadium, team, league, and broadcast professionals to interact and spotlight venue best practices, technical hurdles, and trends.

For more information on the SVG Venue Initiative, please contact Karen Hogan Ketchum at [email protected]

Josh Beaudoin
WJHW, Principal

Chris Brown
Turner Sports, Director, Technical Operations, NBA Digital

Rick Church
Michigan State University, Director of Broadcast Technology

Steve Hellmuth
NBA, EVP, Operations and Technology

Karen Hogan Ketchum
SVG, Director of Production

Robert D. Jordan, CFE
Industry Consultant

Ken Kerschbaumer
SVG, Executive Director, Editorial

Scott Nardelli
Bexel ESS, VP and GM

Don Sperling
New York Giants Entertainment, VP/Executive Producer

Steve Thrap
STAPLES Center, VP, Broadcast Operations

Dwin Towell
Dallas Cowboys, Director of Broadcast Engineering

Jeff Volk
Alpha Video, VP

Chris Williams
WHJW, Principal

Duane Yoslov
Diversified Systems, SVP