Assessing Facility Needs and Determining When to Invest

  • HB Brantley, Managing Sports Principal; Russell S.P.A.C.E Venues Group
    HB Brantley, Managing Sports Principal; Russell S.P.A.C.E Venues Group
  • Rob Hunden, CEO and President; Hunden Strategic Partners
    Rob Hunden, CEO and President; Hunden Strategic Partners
  • Josh Whitman, Director of Athletics, University of Illinois
    Josh Whitman, Director of Athletics, University of Illinois
  • Justin Wood, Sports Practice Director, Dimensional Innovations
    Justin Wood, Sports Practice Director, Dimensional Innovations
  • Mel Raines, Senior Vice President of Facilities Operations, Pacers Sports & Entertainment; President, 2021 NBA All-Star Local Organizing Committee
    Mel Raines, Senior Vice President of Facilities Operations, Pacers Sports & Entertainment; President, 2021 NBA All-Star Local Organizing Committee

A banner era for new sports and entertainment facilities lasted nearly 20 years, from 1989 to the early 2000's. However, countless venues since have not seen or evaluated major renovations. Until now. Understanding venue shelf-lives are shrinking and as an evolving demographic ushers in a need for new fan experiences, owners, operators, and facility managers are currently assessing their facility needs. As the industry at large embarks on master planning activities, venue investments, and the overall immersive fan experience, a conversation needs to be had. Listen in.

July 1, 2019
Time Start: 
1:45 p.m.
Time End: 
2:25 p.m.
Location: 
Grand Horizon A, Floor 4

Speakers

Moderator: HB Brantley, Managing Sports Principal; Russell S.P.A.C.E Venues Group

Panelists:

  • Rob Hunden, CEO and President; Hunden Strategic Partners
  • Josh Whitman, Director of Athletics, University of Illinois
  • Justin Wood, Sports Practice Director, Dimensional Innovations
  • Mel Raines, Senior Vice President of Facilities Operations, Pacers Sports & Entertainment; President, 2021 NBA All-Star Local Organizing Committee

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