Visionary Award: Presented to Brad Mayne, President & CEO, MetLife Stadium

  • Brad Mayne, President and CEO of MetLife Stadium

Brad Mayne, CFE, is President and CEO of MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. MetLife Stadium achieved the highest grossing stadium in the world for events other than NFL games by Billboard and Pollstar for 2012.  MetLife Insurance has a 25 year naming rights agreement for the only stadium to host two NFL teams and is host to Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2nd, 2014. Mayne was previously President and CEO of American Airlines Center, home to the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, and a diverse line-up of live sports and entertainment events. 

Brad has 32 years experience in sports and entertainment throughout his career in the financing, designing, constructing, marketing and operation of a variety of public assembly facilities including arenas, convention centers, open & domed stadiums, and performing arts theaters as well as management of professional sports teams. He has been involved as a consultant and arbitrator concerning NHL, NBA, NFL and Convention Center facilities working with municipalities and private entities.

Mayne has received awards throughout his career including IAVM McElravy Award, SEVT Lifetime Achievement Award (University of South Carolina), IAVM Foundation Legacy Award, Ogden Entertainment Masters Award, IAVM Ray Ward Award, PollStar Magazine and Venue Executive of the Year Award. Mayne currently serves on the Super Bowl Host Committee Executive Advisory Board.  

"There are few in this business who understand the business and have been around the business as long as Brad Mayne. He is respected by everyone and has "paid his dues" working smaller venues around the country. Brad is someone who truly loves what he does and he has a kind of gentle way about him that his employees clearly respect. At the same time, he now runs one of the largest buildings in the country, MetLife Stadium, home of the Super Bowl in 2014. " -- Bill Dorsey, Chairman, ALSD

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