Members of ADS trekked down to Hartford’s XL Center for some college hoops action between the University of Connecticut Huskies and the Seton Hall Pirates. Not only was this a great opportunity to take in high-level Big East basketball, but also one of ADS’ many opportunities to network with professionals in the industry. Before the game, ADS members were given a tour by Chuck Steedman, who is the XL Center General Manager and a UMass Sport Management Alumni. They also met Michael Kassa, who is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the XL Center. Both Steedman and Kassa talked to the ADS members about their experiences in the industry and gave some great career advice.
Once the networking and tour portion of the trip was completed, the ADS members settled into their seats for an entertaining basketball game. UConn ended up winning the game 69-46 in front of 16,294 spectators.