CAA ICON’S CEO TAKES CO-CHAIR ROLE WITH WELL ADVISORY
Owner’s representative Tim Romani has played a key role developing dozens of sports venues over the past 30 years, and he remains confident that stadiums and arenas will hold capacity crowds in the post-COVID age.
“This is a difficult situation we’re in, but it’s not going to impact us forever in the sense that we’re not going to play Super Bowls in front of 70,000 people again,” said Romani, CEO of Denver-based CAA ICON. “Of course we are, so we have to figure out what to do right now to help the progression back to that state. The new normal is not to play NFL games without fans or with 15,000 people. It’s not the answer long term.”
In the short term, Romani is among 40 industry professionals, team officials, scientists and other experts that have formed the Well Advisory on Sports and Entertainment Venues, whose goal is to develop a new health-safety certification program for those facilities.
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