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STMA Helping Sports Get Green


For the fifth year, STMA has been named a Community Partner with the Green Sports Alliance Summit, which will be held in Sacramento, June 27-29. As a community partner, STMA receives a partnership table to distribute literature and meet face-to-face with attendees. STMA members also receive a $50 discount on the registration fees. Click here to register. (Put in promotional code STMA to receive the discount).

The annual Green Sports Alliance Summit is the world’s largest and most influential gathering for the sports community to unite around sustainability. The event brings together more than 800 industry stakeholders to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in greening operations, advancing the supply chain and engaging fans.

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Sacramento Kings Owner Vivek Ranadivé Featured in CNBC Profile Discussing Team’s Innovative Use of Technology


Yesterday, CNBC recognized the Sacramento Kings efforts to redefine the sports and entertainment experience through technology. The team’s new home, Golden 1 Center, is redefining how franchises and venues around the world think about the guest experience and embracing emerging technology.

The feature is just the latest recognition of the Sacramento Kings industry-leading technology and sustainability efforts. Just last week, the Green Sports Alliance honored the Kings as one of 12 “Environmental Innovators of the Year” for their sustainability efforts and in May, Golden 1 Center was named “Sports Facility of the Year” by Sports Business Journal. Additionally, the team’s groundbreaking new mobile app earned an Appy Award last month, was featured in Fast Company as the “Most Innovative Company in Sports,” and tops the list of SportTechie’s “25 Most Tech Savvy Sports Teams.”

Since becoming the first basketball team to pioneer Twitter 10 years ago, the Kings have continued to experiment with technology that revolutionizes the way the team interacts with their fans and community. Most recently, Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé announced a new effort with the city to bring autonomous vehicles to Sacramento, including a challenge to transport 50 people to the team’s season opener without a driver. Golden 1 Center will also host sport and sustainability executives at the seventh annual Green Sports Alliance summit later this month.

Other innovations and honors include:

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Sports Leaders Team Up to Play Greener™

Sports Destination Management

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This June 27-29, the Green Sports Alliance Summit will bring sports leaders together from 15 leagues, representing 14 countries at the LEED Platinum Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, a venue that’s entirely powered by renewable energy. With a theme of PLAY GREENER™, the seventh annual Summit aims to accelerate fan engagement; educate youth on sustainability through sports; and leverage the $485 billion sports industry to tackle energy, waste, water, food, transportation, and other sustainability issues in sports. Olympians Mary Harvey and Jill Savery, Hall of Famers Bill Walton and Peter “PT” Townend, NASCAR stars Joey McColm and Julia Landauer, and numerous other athletes who care about our world’s future will share the stage with Yankees VP Operations Doug Behar, Mercedes-Benz Stadium General Manager Scott Jenkins, Arizona State Athletic Director Ray Anderson, and other team executives who lead the way in greening sports venues.

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