Las Vegas, NV, October 21, 2022 – Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: MSGE) (“MSG Entertainment”) today announced that Raul Gutierrez, a seasoned leader with more than 30 years of experience, has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager, MSG Sphere. In this newly created role, Mr. Gutierrez will be responsible for the overall management of MSG Sphere at The Venetian, the company’s state-of-the-art location currently under construction in Las Vegas.
Mr. Gutierrez will oversee a wide range of functions, including construction operations; production of events; customer relations; food, beverage and merchandise operations; ticketing and cashier operations; and technical operations. He will also work closely with his MSG Sphere colleagues to develop, execute and support strategic plans aligned with overall business objectives. Mr. Gutierrez will be based in Las Vegas and will report to Rich Claffey, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MSG Sphere. In addition to Mr. Gutierrez, the company will expand its Las Vegas-based MSG Sphere team ahead of the site’s scheduled opening in the second half of calendar year 2023.
Mr. Claffey said, “I am delighted to welcome Raul to MSG Entertainment, where his expertise in venue management and operations will be essential as we prepare to open our first MSG Sphere next year. MSG Sphere at The Venetian will be unlike any venue – and we’re building a world-class team to deliver an unparalleled guest experience from the day it opens. I look forward to working with Raul and the entire Las Vegas team to bring the vision for this game-changing place to life.
Mr. Gutierrez said, “Throughout my career, I have been focused on delivering exceptional guest experiences, but the opportunity to be part of redefining the site experience with MSG Sphere is really exciting. It’s an exciting time to join and help build the team. , and I look forward to working with talented colleagues at MSG Sphere to deliver the next generation of entertainment right here in Las Vegas.”
Mr. Gutierrez’s career spans a wide range of prestigious venues that host major sporting and entertainment events, both in Las Vegas and across the United States. Prior to joining MSG Entertainment, he served as Vice President of Operations at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, where he oversaw the operations, maintenance and engineering departments. Prior to Allegiant Stadium, he served as Executive Director of Arena Operations at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where he was responsible for all frontage operations including guest services, ticketing, presentation facilities, production and site operations. His previous venue management experience also includes roles at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Mr. Gutierrez began his career with the LA Dodgers, where he held various roles during a 20-year tenure with the organization.
About MSG Sphere at The Venetian
With approximately 17,500 seats and a scalable capacity of up to 20,000 guests, MSG Sphere at The Venetian will become the venue of choice for a wide variety of content, including original attractions, concert residencies, product launches and events. renowned sportsmen. In addition to the world’s highest resolution LED screen, MSG Entertainment has developed a multi-layered audio system – Sphere Immersive Sound – equipped with over 160,000 speakers that use beamforming technology to deliver focused sound , crystalline and consistent at every seat of the lodge. The venue will also feature 4D multi-sensory technologies such as immersive seating, evocative scents and changing temperatures, to take experiential storytelling to a whole new level. MSG Sphere at The Venetian is scheduled to open in the second half of the 2023 schedule. More information is available at www.msgsphere.com, or visit www.msgsphere.com/careers for current opportunities.
About Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment. The company presents or hosts a wide range of events at its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theater; and the Chicago Theater. MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian. In addition, the company presents the original production – the Christmas Show with the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival. The Company’s two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG Sportsnet, offer a wide range of live sports content and other programming. Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment and nightlife brands such as: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Beauty & Essex, Cathedral, Hakkasan and Omnia. More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com.