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.

NAB Booth Venue Tours

What’s new in sports-venue technology at NAB 2019? Register for the NAB Booth Venue Tours. 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 NAB show.

This is event is only open to end-users of sports technology including: Broadcasters, TV Networks, Sports Leagues & Associations, Professional Teams Personnel, and College Sports Professionals.

WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2019 and Tuesday, April 9, 2019 PDT

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center North, Central, and South Halls


Monday Tour Stops

  • 10:00 a.m.: Panasonic
  • 10:20 a.m.: Clear-Com
  • 10:40 a.m.: Riedel
  • 11:00 a.m.: Canon

Tuesday Tour Stops

  • 10:00 a.m.: Grass Valley
  • 10:30 a.m.: Ross Video
  • 11:00 a.m.: AJT
  • 11:30 a.m.: VITEC
  • 12:00 p.m.: LiveU

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