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William D. Squires

Lecturer; Consultant, New York Football Giants

William (Bill) Squires began his career in the sports and entertainment facilities and event management industry in 1987.  During his career, he has managed Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium on two separate occasions, ESPN's Wide World of Sports and Cleveland Browns Stadium, which is now called First Energy Stadium.  Bill was hired as ESPN's Wide World of Sports first General Manager and was hired by the Cleveland Browns to open Cleveland Browns Stadium in 1999. Squires was responsible for all aspects of operations at all of these venues.  

He currently owns his own consulting business, and one of his projects was working with the New York Football Giants and the New York Jets on their privately financed $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium.  He is currently a consultant to the New York Football Giants as well as many companies that provide services and products to the sports and entertainment facilities industry.  Squires is a Past President of the Stadium Managers Association whose members are facility managers from the NFL, MLB, MLS, CFL, motor speedways, colleges/universities, and several international facilities. He also sits on several boards that support the sports and entertainment facilities and event management industry. He has been teaching the Sports Facilities and Event Management course in the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University since 2007.

Squires is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was an active duty naval aviator for 12 years before joining the New York Yankees. He served an additional 12 years in the Naval Reserves and retired as a Commander.

Education

  • B.S., United States Naval Academy

Courses

  • Fall 2020: Sports Facilities and Events Management