Tim Romani

  • Tim Romani

President and CEO
ICON Venue Group

ICON Venue Group, a Denver-based Project Management/Owner’s Representative firm in the sports, entertainment, and public assembly industry, has demonstrated expertise in designing, constructing, commissioning, and operating projects for the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS franchises totaling over $4 billion in the U.S. and Europe.

Romani has been a leader in the sports facility development industry for over 25 years and is currently overseeing his staff for stadium, arena, and development projects in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Buffalo, Atlanta, Edmonton, and Barcelona. In his career, Romani has overseen the design and construction of 12 new arenas, eight new stadiums, and over 20 renovation or consultancy engagements.

Romani’s innovative and sophisticated approach to project management, particularly in the focus areas of Preconstruction and Project Controls has revolutionized the way sports projects are delivered. Establishing, communicating, and managing cost and schedule mandates is the hallmark of how ICON Venue Group operates on behalf of its clients and sets ICON apart from all other firms.

Having served as Executive Director of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority and the Denver Metropolitan Football District, Tim is a proven public sector executive skilled in guiding large, high-profile projects through complex political landscapes. New Comiskey Park (now U.S. Cellular Field) and Sports Authority Field at Mile High are recognized as two of the most successful public and public/private ventures in modern era sports development.

Career Highlights

  • 25+ years as a Facility Development Executive with a portfolio of over $4 billion
  • Developed sports and entertainment projects spanning each of the five major North American professional sports leagues 
  • Executive Director of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority 
  • President of Ascent Arena Company 
  • Executive Director of the Metropolitan Football Stadium District
  • Vice Chancellor of Planning and Development for the University of Colorado

Master’s Degree from California State University, 1987
Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1984

Selected Experience

Comiskey Park, MLB (White Sox), Chicago, IL $250,000,000
Pepsi Center, NBA (Nuggets)/NHL (Avalanche), Denver, CO $185,000,000
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, NFL (Broncos), Denver, CO $400,700,000
Jobing.com Arena, NHL (Coyotes), Glendale, AZ $220,000,000
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, MLS (Rapids), Commerce City, CO $160,000,000
The O2, London, England £164,000,000
Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO $276,000,000
Prudential Center, NHL (Devils), Newark, NJ $373,000,000
O2 World, Berlin, Germany €165,000,000
CONSOL Energy Center, NHL (Penguins), Pittsburgh, PA $321,000,000


For full project portfolio, visit www.iconvenue.com.

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