The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Raj Saha as an adviser to help the team in the run up to the opening of its new arena in downtown Milwaukee.
Saha, president of The Saha Group in Chicago, has overseen the development of 10 major sports and entertainment venues.
He recently started with the Bucks as a consultant, focusing on developing plans for the new arena around finance, technology, data and analytics, ticket sales and arena operations.
Bucks president Peter Feigin said:
We’re thrilled to have someone of Raj’s expertise guiding us as we work to assemble an operational plan for the new arena.
Raj has played an integral role in opening and managing some of the most impressive sports and entertainment venues in the world and understands how to develop and implement the strategic plans that make these buildings successful.
Saha has previously worked on the London 2012 Olympics, as well as the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup and the 2014 Fifa World Cup, both of which were in Brazil.
He also served on the management team for The O2 Arena in London. He has also worked at Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In Milwaukee, Saha will also work on developing a fan experience model for the new building.
Construction began in June on the US$500 million arena, which is being built north of the BMO Harris Bradley Center.