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 2017
The Fall 2017 edition of the SVG SportsTech Journal featured a special Venue Spotlight section, which showcased several new sports venues, including U.S. Bank Stadium, Golden 1 Center, SunTrust Park, and Rogers Place.

NAB Booth Venue Tours

Date: April 9-10, 2018

Location: Tour Stops Coming Soon! LVCC Las Vegas, NV

About: What’s new in sports-venue technology at NAB?  If this is your area of interest, please join the SVG Venue Initiative for its annual NAB Booth Tour Series. It’s the most efficient way to hear from the experts about exciting developments in venue production and the new technologies on display at the show.

Register: Space is limited, so sign up for the tour today!  To register, please email Andrew Lippe at [email protected].

THE VENUE INITIATIVE IS SUPPORTED BY: Bexel, Canon, Clear-Com, Daktronics, Grass Valley, KMH Audio-Visual Integration, Panasonic, Quantum, Ross Video, Sony, VITEC

SVG Venue Production Seminars

Previous SVG Venue Production Seminars:
SunTrust Park – Atlanta, GA
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ
Reliant Stadium (now NRG Stadium) – Houston, TX

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 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
SVG, Senior Editor and Editor, Venue Production Journal

George Hoover
NEP Broadcasting, CTO

Robert D. Jordan, CFE
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment, SVP

Ken Kerschbaumer
SVG, Executive Director, Editorial

Scott Nardelli
Bexel ESS, VP and GM

Rick Price
MOEBAM! Venue Media Services, President

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