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The 31st Annual ALSD Conference and Tradeshow will be held August 15-17 at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. ALSD 2021 features educational sessions, networking, tradeshow exhibitions, and an opportunity to start to get back an entire lost year in three days.

 

Sports are back! Well, almost. It is certainly looking good, hopes are high, and there is a growing light at the end of the tunnel. As we welcome a return to relative normalcy, it begs the question: Are you focused on the next chapter in fan engagement?

 

He was a college baseball player. He’s managed basketball facilities for three NBA teams. He’s committed to the physical and mental health and wellness of his players. He’s now building a new $70 million, 130,000-square-foot training center. He's David Painter, Director of Basketball Facilities for the Orlando Magic.

 

Sports teams made numerous public changes during the pandemic to address fan health and wellness in stadiums and arenas. But behind the scenes, teams have also protected their products on the field, court, and ice, prioritizing player safety in training facilities.

 

The “new normal” being bandied about is in fact not normal at all and not an accurate depiction of the times we live in. Teams must not attach themselves to any one strategy, new or otherwise, but instead remain flexible with plans as the facts change.

 

Sports and entertainment venues, such as SoFi Stadium and Allianz Arena, are leveraging the entire stack of technology solutions across video, cloud, networking, security, data, analytics, and more to create centrally and dynamically controlled environments.

 

She is open-minded to change. She’s balanced work meetings over Zoom with virtual classrooms for her kids. She manages her team and guests with compassion. And she believes improvements made today have significant impact for years to come. She’s Nicole Meloff, VP of Experience and Special Projects for the Florida Panthers.

 

The Yankees faithful returned to the Bronx on April 1 for the first time in 17 months. Rigorous standards enabled in-person attendance at Opening Day and will continue to impact fan safety and satisfaction after the pandemic.

 

In March, Flyers and 76ers fans returned to the same arena, but one committed to a fresh look at facility operations with increased standards of health and wellness that go well beyond just a pandemic initiative.