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Tips From The Pros

Bill Squires served 12 years in the United States Navy. In 1987, he entered the sports facilities and event management business and has held top-level positions with Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium, First Energy Stadium and ESPN Wide World of Sports. Bill has his own consulting business featuring clients such as the New York Football Giants. He is a member of the Sports League Sports Council which works with the Department of Homeland Security on security issues involving the safety and security of sports and entertainment venues. Bill is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and has been teaching the Sports Facility and Event Management course in the School of Professional Studies (graduate program) since 2007.


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About Bill

Bill is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (Class of 1975) and served on active duty as a naval aviator for 12 years before joining the Naval Reserves. Bill retired from the Naval Reserves as a Commander after 24 years of service.

In 1987, following active duty in the United States Navy, Bill entered the sports facilities and event management business. He has held top-level positions with the following facilities:

  • Yankee Stadium
  • Giants Stadium (two tours)
  • Cleveland Browns Stadium (currently known as First Energy Stadium)
  • Disney's Wide World of Sports (currently known as ESPN Wide World of Sports)

Bill was involved in the design, construction, and operations of ESPN Wide World of Sports, First Energy Stadium and MetLife Stadium.

His responsibilities included budgeting, staffing, training, event execution, maintenance, and capital improvements as well as many other responsibilities. Bill is a Past President of the Stadium Managers Association which has members from the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the Canadian Football League, Universities/Colleges and other facilities, both national and international, that host sports and entertainment events.

Bill currently has his own consulting business featuring clients such as the New York Football Giants. Bill is the liaison between the team and the New Meadowlands Stadium Company which operates the $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium. Many of his other clients provide products and services to the sports facility industry. Bill also works as an expert witness in lawsuits that involve sports teams and venues.

Bill is a member of the Sports League Sports Council which works with the Department of Homeland Security on security issues involving the safety and security of sports and entertainment venues. Council members represent the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, IndyCar, New York City Marathon, United States Golf Association, the PGA Tour, and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Bill is also on the Commercial Sports and Entertainment Facilities Safety and Security Advisory Committee of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). The Center was established in 2006 at the University of Southern Mississippi. It was developed to provide an interdisciplinary environment to further increase sports security awareness; improve sport security policies and procedures; and enhance emergency response through evacuation, and recovery operations.

Bill is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and has been teaching the Sports Facility and Event Management course in the School of Professional Studies (graduate program) since 2007. Bill's son, Sean, has cystic fibrosis, and Bill and his family are among the top fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the country.

Major events that Bill has worked include:

  • 1994 FIFA World Cup (Giants Stadium - 7 games including the semi-final match)
  • Major League Baseball games
  • National Football League regular season and playoff games
  • Super Bowl games (2014 - current)
  • College football games
  • Major concerts
  • Pope John Paul II Mass

Posted December 15, 2022