ALSD Panel: Changes in the Sports Venue Market

In this first-ever panel of Association of Luxury Suite Directors vendor partners, two industry thought leaders share their bullish sentiments around public assembly venues reopening, what’s happening in parallel industries and how vendors and suppliers might be able to discover opportunity during this time of disruption in the sports and entertainment venue marketplace.


In this discussion, moderated by Max Snyder, Director of Sponsorship, ALSD, panellists: Rob Hunden, President, Hunden Strategic Partners (HSP) and Larry Witherspoon, SVP of Revenue, PMY.Group discuss the current state of play and how to potentially turn challenges into opportunities.


Introductions/Housekeeping Notes: 0:13

Overview of the Current Climate: 1:49

Predictions from the Pacific Rim: 4:12

Digital Signage Solutions: 6:38

Insights from Other Public Assembly Industries: 7:36

Has New Development Stalled? Or Are There Still Opportunities?: 12:20

The Viability of Premium Seating While Social Distancing: 17:31

COVID-19 Sanitation Considerations: 20:45

Fast-Tracking Technology: 24:34

New Design Forms and Functions: 26:41

Creative Outliers: 29:26

The Path Forward: 32:46  


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ALSD International – Europe’s leading event for the Premium Seat & Sports Hospitality sector – taking place at Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium this October, 12-13, will examine how to increase revenue through new builds, renovations, service expansions and the latest technology, and how to recoup lost revenue post COVID-19.



The next edition of ALSD International – organised by the Association of Luxury Suite Directors and Sports Venue Business – will feature a high-level conference, an exhibition hall showcasing the latest products, services & solutions, tours of Anfield, Everton’s Goodison Park and M&S Bank Arena, and numerous networking events, ensuring optimised opportunities to knowledge-share, network and do business.


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