The diary of a Service and Events Manager before and during Covid-19

16.11.20

by Editorial Staff and Luca Sperotti

How have live operations evolved to ensure sport can be brought to the masses while keeping staff and players safe? We speak to Luca Sperotti, who has two decades of experience working on-site within many of the world’s most-watched sporting events. Read on

16.11.20

by Editorial Staff and Luca Sperotti

How have live operations evolved to ensure sport can be brought to the masses while keeping staff and players safe? We speak to Luca Sperotti, who has two decades of experience working on-site within many of the world’s most-watched sporting events. Read on

Watching live sport at stadiums may largely be off the cards right now, but what about the people out there on-venue ensuring fans don’t miss out on the action?

Luca Sperotti, a Service and Events Manager who joined us as an Operator in 2000 and continues to work on-site at events, penned a diary for us to explain how common practices have adapted in the lead up, during, and after an average soccer match. This is what he said.

What was it like getting back to sport after its hiatus earlier this year?

We were happy to get back to sport, everyone had been waiting for it! Although we’d all worked on-venue many times before, there was a feeling of it all being new again – it was like a reunion. During the time we were all apart, we all kept in touch. We’re a big family.

What has it been like adapting to the changes?

It involves following the same general rules every day – mainly it’s hygiene, social distancing, and keeping an eye following the signs to certain directions, etc. Nothing is unfeasible or limits us too much.

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Remote broadcast production

What challenges and opportunities presented themselves when the world switched to remote broadcast production?

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How was Deltatre prepared to respond to these changes?

Deltatre was already moving to remote production – not just remotely from the premises to the venue, but also remotely from Deltatre premises to client premises. It meant we were prepared for this and adapting to the new processes wasn’t too challenging. Many clients were already wanting to move to remote operations – I think the future will involve a mixture of the two.

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