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Join us for the Tacoma-Pierce Athletic Commission's December Lunch Meeting at Cheney Stadium in the Summit Room from 11:30 - 1:00. Our speaker will be Hugh Weber, President of Business Operations for the Seattle Sounders.
From the Sounds' website:

Hugh Weber enters his first season with Sounders FC in 2023, serving as President of Business Operations. In this role, Weber is responsible for supporting and activating Majority Owner Adrian Hanauer’s strategic vision, as well as leading the club’s business operations, internal and global growth initiatives and continuing Sounders FC’s deep commitment to developing and positively impacting the Seattle community.

A 25-year sports industry veteran and former NBA and NHL team president, Weber joins the Rave Green from Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, where he most recently served as President for the parent company of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, and other holdings including Premier League club Crystal Palace.

Weber’s accomplishments over his career have earned him a reputation as one of the sports industry’s most respected executives, with a long record of success. In his nine years in New Jersey – serving as President of the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center from 2013-2019 before being promoted to President of parent company Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment from 2019-2022 – Weber oversaw tremendous growth, both in business revenue and opportunities. He gained a reputation for being an innovator in sports and entertainment, with a focus on early adoption in new ventures. Under Weber, the 76ers were the first NBA team to sign a jersey patch deal, while the Devils were the first NHL team with a helmet decal sponsor. After sports betting was legalized in New Jersey, Weber’s Devils signed deals that would become the model for other franchises. In his first year with the Devils, season ticket renewals jumped from 85 to 93 percent, with the third-most full season ticket sales in the NHL. 

Prior to his time with the New Jersey Devils and HBSE (Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment), Weber served as President of the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets (2005-2012). He took over a team reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina and, under his tenure, led it to record-setting ticket sales and sponsorship numbers, helping the Hornets find solid ground that ensured a future in New Orleans. 

With his wide-ranging experience across the sports and entertainment spectrum, Weber is now leading the way in executing Sounders FC’s strategic vision and oversees all departments within the club’s business operations structure, inclusive of administration, legal, finance, social impact, marketing, communications, broadcasting, fan experience, membership engagement and customer service, ticket sales and operations, premium sales, hospitality and corporate partnerships.

Weber was born and raised in Tacoma and is the father of four grown children: Brenna, Zoë, Hugh III, and Jackson. In the markets where his previous NBA and NHL front offices were based, Weber became an active board member of a variety of community, economic development and entrepreneurship-driven organizations, reflecting his priorities and personal mission to invest in the community, youth, businesses, and leaders around him.

Feb 8th Lunch Meeting: Hugh Weber, President of Business Operations, Seattle Sounders
11:30am - 12:00pm is time to socialize and get your food and beverages.
12:00pm - 1:00pm is the meeting
Cheney Stadium - 2400 Clay Huntington Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
Access Cheney Stadium from the 19th Street EntranceClick here for a map with the route highlighted.
Meeting will be on the 3rd floor in the Summit Club.  There will be signs directing the way to the meeting.  
Enter through the gate that is to the right of the Team Store.  There is an elevator just inside the gate.  
Pasta Bar: Marinara or Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken & homemade meatballs and warm rolls.   Mixed greens salad and desserts
Price (all prices include tax and service fee):
Lunch & Beverage: $25
Non-Alcoholic Beverages only: $5
Raffle: Everyone purchasing a meal will be entered into a raffle for fun and unique prizes at each meeting.
You can pay online or in person with cash, check (made out to the Tacoma Athletic Commission) or credit card.  If you are going to pay in person, please still RSVP ahead of time by using the pulldown during check out and select the "pay by check" option in the registration, this will allow you to pay at the door.
Please RSVP if you are going to be attending, this will help us plan for the right amount of people.  You can RSVP by registering to attend via the website or by emailing Karyn at KarynTAC@gmail.com
Cheney Stadium, Summit Club
2400 Clay Huntington Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
United States of America


Karyn Siegrist