Arena Football League Appoints Butera as New Commissioner

By Community | September 22, 2014

The Arena Football League (AFL) announced today that entertainment and hospitality executive Scott C. Butera has been named the League’s seventh Commissioner.

Butera will leave his post as CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino to assume his new duties.

As Commissioner, ailment Butera’s initial focus will be on increasing consumer awareness of the AFL brand so that it can grow revenues through strategic partnerships and sponsor programs. He will also work closely with League President Jerry Kurz on football operations to maximize opportunities to integrate spectator experiences.

“I am extremely excited to be joining the Arena Football League as its next Commissioner,” said Butera.

“The AFL has a rich history and it provides fans with a high quality, highly entertaining brand of football at prices fans can afford,” he continued. “With a strong core product and owners who are truly committed to the long-term success of the league, I am convinced that we can leverage our media contracts to produce increased exposure for the League and the sponsor revenue opportunities that go along with it.

“Arena Football has an appeal to a younger generation of fans who appreciate the pace of the game, its social media potential and the intimacy of the arena experience,” Butera said. “That said, I think we can become a truly prominent sport in the United States and abroad.”