Madison Square Garden Entertainment: MSG Entertainment appoints Raul Gutierrez as senior vice president and general manager of MSG Sphere

Las Vegas, NV October 21, 2022 – Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: MSGE) (“MSG Entertainment”) announced today that Raul Gutierrez, a veteran executive with more than 30 years of experience, has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager, MSG Sphere. In this newly created position, Mr. Gutierrez will be responsible for the overall management of MSG Sphere at The Venetian, the Company’s state-of-the-art venue currently under construction in Las Vegas.

Mr. Gutierrez will oversee a wide range of roles including construction operations; event production; guest relations; food, beverage and commodity operations; Ticket and cash desk operations; and technical operation. He will also work closely with his colleagues in MSG Sphere to develop, execute and support strategic plans that align with overall business objectives. Mr. Gutierrez will be based in Las Vegas and will report to Rich Claffey, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, MSG Sphere. Alongside Mr. Gutierrez, the Company will be expanding its Las Vegas-based MSG Sphere team ahead of the expected venue opening in the second half of calendar 2023.

Mr. Claffey said: “I am delighted to welcome Raul to MSG Entertainment, where his expertise in events management and operations will be vital as we prepare to open our first MSG Sphere next year. MSG Sphere at The Venetian will be unlike any other venue – and we are building a world-class team to deliver an unparalleled guest experience from opening day. I look forward to working with Raul and the entire Las Vegas team to bring the vision for this groundbreaking venue to life.”

Mr Gutierrez said: “Throughout my career I have focused on delivering exceptional guest experiences, but the opportunity to help redefine the venue experience with MSG Sphere is truly exciting. This is 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 has spanned a variety of high profile venues hosting major entertainment and sporting 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 overseeing 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 front-of-house operations, including guest services, box office, facility presentation, production and venue operations. His previous venue leadership 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 served in a variety of roles during his 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, the MSG Sphere at The Venetian will become the venue of choice for a variety of content including original attractions, concert residencies, product launches and marquee sporting events. In addition to the world’s highest definition LED screen, MSG Entertainment has developed a multi-layered audio system – Sphere Immersive Sound – equipped with more than 160,000 speakers that use beamforming technology to deliver targeted, crystal clear and consistent sound to every seat deliver house. 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 calendar 2023. For more information, visit or visit for current job openings.

About Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leading provider of live entertainment. The Company presents or hosts a wide range of events at its diverse venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; 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 has the original production – the Christmas spectacle with the Radio City Rockettes – and produces the Boston Calling Music Festival through Boston Calling Events. 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 dining and nightlife brands including: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Beauty & Essex, Cathedrale, Hakkasan and Omnia. Visit for more information.


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