Add to the around-the-corner-and-out-the-door list the following for 2013: 12 inches by six inches by 12 inches.
Those are the dimensions that are the legal maximum for fans to bring bags into NFL stadiums beginning with the 2013 season. Not only that, but the bags can be only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags. In essence, leave the purse at home, but the small clutch bag is allowed provided they are no bigger than “the size of a hand.”
It has become abundantly clear that sustainability efforts within venues are not a trend, but are in fact a new staple of venue operations – and they are constantly becoming more extensive and innovative. Whether a venue incorporates green practices and programs to gain a marketing advantage, because it is a board priority, or it needs to meet a city mandate, the bottom line is, sustainability matters.
VenueDataSource, IAVM’s data research tool funded by the IAVM Foundation, completed a sustainability survey last year covering many of the most common green efforts undertaken by venues. Below are some of the statistics from that report.
So how do your venue’s greening efforts compare to other venues? If implementing sustainable practices is not on your venue’s radar just yet, expect that to change sooner than later with the ever-progressing green expectations of cities, boards, staff and guests. View the interactive graph below or purchase the comprehensive sustainability survey results here.
NBA Finals – From the GMs
Seven small Super Bowls. That’s how Kim Stone, GM for AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, looks at the National Basketball Association Finals, which can last a total of seven games.
This is Stone’s third year in a row hosting NBA Finals games. Last year, the building’s tenant Miami Heat won the championship at home.
“The more times you do something the easier it becomes, and we pride ourselves on being a learning organization,” said Stone. “We keep a lot of detailed notes and review them prior to the next time we have a similar event so we can make improvements. We’re big on always wanting to learn and get better.” Continue Reading →
Make your plans for VenueConnect on July 27-30, 2013 in New Orleans! Here are the Top 5 Links you’ll need to finalize your trip and the Top 5 Reasons to Attend. See you soon!
Top 5 Links
Top 5 Reasons to Attend
As reported in March, we closed out our fiscal year by achieving all of our organizational
goals. Below is brief list of highlights, with comparisons where possible to the goal and
prior fiscal year numbers. Look for a more complete list in our Annual Report, which is in
development. (Please note: all numbers are preliminary until the audit, currently
underway, is completed.)
All of these good things happened thanks to a lot of teamwork. Our Chairman, Richard
Andersen, CFE, was instrumental in setting our goals and ensuring staff and volunteers
were supported in achieving them. John Bolton, CFE, 1st Vice Chair, set us on a solid path
at the beginning of the year by leading the VenueConnect program committee in its development of a highly successful event. The other members of the Executive Committee – Immediate Past Chair Randy Brown, CFE; 2nd Vice Chair Kim Bedier, CFE; Mark Mettes; and Paul Davis, CFE – worked in concert along with the Board of Directors to guide our strategy. And of course, we have an outstanding group of volunteer leaders serving in many capacities, whether on the Foundation board, a school board, a sector program committee, or a project committee or task force. Continue Reading →