Galaxy of venue aces at Coliseum US virtual


Coliseum Online Week US 2021 - press release 2 Image: MJR Group Ltd./Coliseum

‘Coliseum’s’ aptitude lies in its global conferences – which act as a treasure trove of information for the august gathering as the stadium business is discussed in precision. Venue doyens provide insightful information on the various aspects of the sports venue sector.

With the Delta variant of COVID-19 continuing to attack several countries around the globe and causing consternation despite vaccine rollout, and with the United States hugely affected as cases continue to rise at troubling rate and the country has now reached the grim milestone of more than 684,000 deaths from the dreaded virus, ‘Coliseum’ thought it wise to hold the conference in the virtual mode this year – Coliseum Online Week US Worldwide from October 4th-8th, 2021.


A galaxy of venue virtuosos will discuss in details the challenges which they face while setting out to construct facilities and the lessons which they learn in the whole exercise of venue construction – the core objective of Coliseum’s conferences.

Crème de la crème speakers will enlighten the online audience in the five-day virtual with their pearls of wisdom – few of them being Chuck Steedman, EVP, Strategy & Development, ASM Global, US, Alex Merchan, EVP – Marketing, ASM Global, US, Dave Kaval, President, Oakland Athletics, US, Ron Deal, Senior Director, Facility Operations, Nashville SC, US, Jim Van Stone, CCO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, US, Jeff Sawarynski, Senior Principal and Managing Director, ME Engineers, US, George Reiher, Senior Principal, ME Engineers, US, Mohit Mehta, Principal & Building Performance Director, ME Engineers, US, Jud Hannigan, CEO, Allied Esports, US, Jen Choi, Director, DEI Impact and Innovation, State Farm Arena, US, Ashley Walsh, Founder, Pocono Organics, US, Xandra Myers, Coliseum Experience Manager, LA Memorial Coliseum, US, and several other big names in the venue sector will take part in the enriching session.

Ron Deal of the Major League Soccer (MLS) club Nashville SC will throw light on the under-construction Nashville Fairgrounds Stadium, a 30,000 seat soccer-specific stadium located at Fairgrounds Nashville (US) to be completed in Q2 2022. He will also speak about the design aspects of the facility while Jud Hannigan will highlight how Allied Esports is preparing for the future of gaming in the form of building an esports venue for today and tomorrow that supports community growth on a local level and content production for a global audience.

Jen Choi will bring to the fore how the 21,000-capacity State Farm Arena in Atlanta is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that fans get the safest and secure as well as seamless in-arena experience in a world on the brink due to the pandemic. Learn from David M. Campbell, President, Geiger Engineers, US, about Syracuse University’s unique multipurpose stadium. Jim Mercurio, EVP and GM, Levi’s Stadium, US, will talk about the 68,500-capacity Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and will reveal how the facility operators are bending over backwards to ensure that fans have a safe experience inside the venue in a world plagued by coronavirus. And, of course, Xandra Myers will talk about the 78,467-capacity Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in relation to how the fan experience can define a venue’s legacy.

So, get set for a week of enlightening sessions with the dazzling assemblage of speakers as the Coliseum summits can be treated almost like a the-world-is-your-oyster session due to the vast opportunities it offers and its information-heavy presentations.

‘Coliseum’ ardently hopes that the world will soon be back on its ‘normal’ feet and vaccinations will be able to considerably bring coronavirus under control thus facilitating it to hold its next chapter of the US conference in the face-to-face version.

Watch this space for more details on the upcoming online US conference.

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