Dan Quinn

General Manager, T-Mobile Arena

The knowledge and expertise of the ICON team is an incredible asset throughout the long and complicated process of building a new arena. The closer you get to the finish line, the more thankful you are that you have a team of trusted advisors to help you get there.

Chris Granger

President, Sacramento Kings

Golden 1 Center is a once in a generation project designed to profoundly impact Sacramento and the region. ICON Venue Group’s expertise and insight was essential in helping deliver the most advanced and greenest arena in the world to our fans and the city ahead of schedule. The team at ICON has been an incredible resource to rely upon.

Stephen Collins

Chief Operating Officer, Chase Center

As a leader, we know ICON Venue Group is the perfect firm to oversee the representation of our ownership group and make sure their vision comes to fruition.

Mark McGuire

Business Operations Senior Advisor, Chicago Cubs

ICON’s recommendations are supported with years of experience and a diverse portfolio. We were really glad to have them on our team to deliver a world-class spring training venue for the Chicago Cubs.

Bob Hunter

Chief Project Development Officer, MLSE

ICON represented our ownership group from the very beginning of both projects through the successful completion and closeout. They understood our vision and ultimate goals and their expertise brought value to both of MLSE's projects that were in development at the same time.

Bob Black

Executive Vice President - Katz Group

They (ICON) really helped shepherd us through some difficult times both during the negotiation phase with the City and the efforts to find ways to maximize on the impact per dollar spent. I think that they can justifiably look at those outcomes with a great measure of pride and the recognition they played a real valuable role in achieving those outcomes.

Travis Williams

Chief Operating Officer, Pittsburgh Penguins

ICON always understands the business plan that we need to achieve. They are creative and collaborative in helping us control costs while optimizing our revenue drivers.

Ken Sawyer

Chief Executive Officer, Pittsburgh Penguins (ret.)

Basically they (ICON) have an expertise we don't have. They're there to represent us and to get this arena built so it is the best arena we can have. Their job is to make sure this project gets built on time, on budget and the process is smooth, and to make sure we build the right building.

Don Garber

Commissioner, Major League Soccer

The team at ICON is unrivaled by anyone else in the industry and their track record for developing outstanding facilities is second to none.

Steve Schwenkglenks

Arena Manager, O2 World Hamburg (former)

Through ICON’s leadership and perseverance, we were able to exceed our expectations and raise the bar of hospitality services while staying on time and on budget. Their vast experience and expert knowledge was critical to our project’s success.

David Kerschner

Senior Vice President, Development, SCP Worldwide (former)

Rio Tinto Stadium is everything we expected and more. With the help, guidance and unparralled commitment of Charlie Thornton and the continuous on-site presence of Elliott Veazey we were able to deliver a project that exceeded our expectations, was on budget and opened early. Charlie and Elliott embraced our culture and exceeded our expectations. These two members of the ICON team ably supported by their home office staff were key elements of our project's success. I would recommend them to anyone looking to build the next great stadium.

Jim Walters

Principal, Populous (ret.)

We are always glad to see ICON working for the Owner because they have the experience and the temperament needed to get the large, high-profile projects done.

Nick Sakiewicz

CEO and Operating Partner Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC (former)

I’ve worked with ICON now on two very difficult stadium projects. The first when I ran the MetroStars and could not have been more impressed with their experience and how they conduct a project. When I got my second stadium deal done and took over the Philadelphia Union, I didn’t hesitate to call ICON to activate our new stadium project. They are simply the best in the business.

Jeff Vanderbeek

Owner and Chairman, New Jersey Devils (former)

ICON always told me what I needed to know and did what needed to be done. They were the voice of reason that I relied upon to get Prudential Center built.

Steve Ellman

Owner, Phoenix Coyotes (former)

We knew that ICON was an expert program management firm when we hired them for our new arena project. They became a fully integrated extension of our organization and the leader of our project development team. It was seamless and it proved to be a winning combination.

Tom Veit

President, Philadelphia Union (former)

“ICON Venue Group did a phenomenal job and the union workers on site busted their rear ends. You had to have a group effort.”

Governor John Hickenlooper

State of Colorado

I think the world of the ICON Venue Group, and especially Tim Romani and Ron Sally. They helped navigate not only the construction of the Pepsi Center and INVESCO Field at Mile High, but they also understand the politics and the financing.

Kim Pegula

President and CEO, Pegula Sports and Entertainment

ICON not only delivered on what they promised, but their whole team made the project an enjoyable experience and the end result, something we could all be proud of.  Being new to the development and facility process, ICON was with us every step of the way, supporting, advising and being a great teammate. HARBORCENTER will be enjoyed by many and appreciated more than ICON will ever know.

Clayton Bennett

Chairman and Managing General Partner of the Professional Basketball Club

Without question, we have selected the very best in the world for this complex and challenging project. ICON and Tim Romani have the global credentials to provide us with the expert advice we need. The selection of ICON takes this process to a whole new level.

Bill Dorsey

Chairman, Association of Luxury Suite Directors

Team owners need someone like Tim at ICON to understand the costs of change orders and the need to control costs and design. I think of him as a mechanic almost while the team owners are the customer watching the mechanic fix their car. He knows his way around venue design, architects, construction companies. He knows how to fix things when they are broken because he understands the process.

Phil Rawlins

President, Orlando City SC

We are truly excited to have Populous, Barton Malow & ICON Venue Group on board for the design and construction for the new, downtown stadium in Orlando. They each have proven track records and I look forward to working with them as we continue our progress toward our inaugural MLS season in 2015.

Mayor Kevin Johnson

City of Sacramento

For our community, our council, and all of us, it’s very clear to all of us why you (ICON-Taylor Team) are the best in the business. And the combination of the team that’s assembled here is just incredible.

Your talent and expertise is not something we don’t recognize. It is a big deal to have you working on behalf of the City and the County and our region. So again – incredible.

(Quote from City of Sacramento City Council Special Session, May 26, 2011)

Dean Sobel

Director of the Clyfford Still Museum

We are pleased to partner with the Romani Group as we look to bring the best talent to shape the future home of the Clyfford Still Museum. This world-class museum will be as remarkable as its namesake and we pride ourselves in partnering with the industry’s best.

Lester Bagley

Vice President of Public Affairs, Minnesota Vikings

ICON Venue Group has been a trusted advocate throughout the Vikings’ pursuit to build a new stadium for more than ten years. They have been immensely helpful every step of the way and have always provided experienced, qualified advice that helped us navigate an incredibly challenging process.

Amy Parsons

Vice President for University Operations, Colorado State University

ICON has deep experience overseeing complex stadium projects, including landmark venues in Colorado, and their input and counsel will be invaluable as we examine whether to move ahead with a new stadium at Colorado State.

David Bufalo

Deputy Manager, Denver Department of Public Works (former)

Romani remained part of the convention center's team to review change orders from contractors seeking additional fees from construction cost overruns, saving the city $2 million in unnecessary payouts.

Dan Beckerman

CEO, AEG

AEG’s business relies upon having world wide and world class entertainment venues. ICON is our exclusive resource and we count on them to deliver our expanding arena and stadium portfolio. We wouldn’t do a project without them.

Tim Leiweke

President and CEO, AEG (Former)

AEG has developed nearly $2B of sports and entertainment venues in the US and Europe in just the last 4 years. ICON delivered each project on time and under budget. We demand that level of certainty on our projects and ICON always delivers.

Rachel Lewis

Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Whitecaps

Throughout design and construction, the ICON Venue Group team made sure that the overall BC Place renovation was compliant with MLS league standards and helped us devise innovative ways to create a unique and engaging soccer experience for players and fans.

Chris Canetti

President, Houston Dynamo

The ICON team was critical to the success of our project in so many ways. With so many buildings of this type in their portfolio, it was easy for me to trust that their recommendations and actions were informed by years of experience and success. No other owner’s representative could provide that level of expertise to our ownership group.

Paul Andrews

Executive Vice President, Kroenke Sports Enterprises (former)

It started with the success of Pepsi Center and never stopped. Tim and his group have long been a trusted resource to KSE and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park was a natural extension of our relationship. We had a finite budget and a clear vision for our new soccer stadium. ICON listened carefully to what we wanted and delivered in every respect.

Detlef Kornett

CEO, AEG Germany (Former)

ICON’s team in Berlin was like family. They understood what we needed to design and build a successful venue in Germany and took personal pride in managing every detail. Germany is a challenging environment to deal with building contractors, but ICON developed positive relationships and commanded respect.

David Campbell

CEO, AEG Europe (Former)

We set out to create the ultimate entertainment destination and certainly a place never before experienced in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. ICON was able to bring the lessons learned from AEG’s US projects and meld those into the unique culture and branding environment we needed here in London. Their project management was brilliant.

Merritt Paulson

Owner and President, Portland Timbers

Our stadium renovation project was an extremely complex project on a very tight timeline.  ICON Venue Group delivered a terrific facility ahead of schedule and navigated a challenging political process successfully.

Michele Uva

Manager of 2016 EURO Bid, Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC)

FIGC needed a fresh look at our stadium portfolio across Italy and an expert approach to creating a winning bid to host UEFA EURO 2016. ICON was precisely the international stadium specialist we needed. ICON immersed themselves into our unique sports culture and coupled that with their extensive stadium knowledge to develop a detailed plan for optimizing Italy’s stadium infrastructure. From the moment we engaged ICON, they had a full team in Rome and became an integrated partner with FIGC.     

Brenda Tinnen

General Manager, Sprint Center

Working with ICON from the beginning of the project was ideal and critical to the success of the project. ICON assembled the right project team and fostered a cooperative culture that enabled an on time, on budget opening of Sprint Center.

Gary Bettman

Commissioner, National Hockey League

The easiest $20 million you’ll make is the $20 million you don’t spend on your arena. If you want to optimize your chances of saving that money, call ICON Venue Group.

Ray Baker

Chairman - Denver Major League Baseball Stadium District, Chairman - Metropolitan Football Stadium District

With ICON, you know exactly what you are going to get. Tim and his team are the best in the business when you need to be on schedule and on budget. They manage publicly-funded projects like it’s their own money and they still give the teams exactly what they need to be successful.

Jac Sperling

Vice Chairman, Minnesota Wild

I’ve known Tim Romani for many years. He is one of the very best venue development and management resources in our industry. He has unparalleled, hands-on experience working on some of the most challenging, creative and exciting sports and entertainment venues around the world. On each and every occasion, he has delivered the project on time and on budget. Even more importantly, he possesses the highest degree of integrity and determination to be a good partner with everyone he deals with. I would recommend him without qualification.