There are few events that take place in arenas, theatres, or other venues that Lee Zeidman has not been involved with during his 35 year career. 25 years ago, Zeidman was hired as the first full time employee for STAPLES Center coming over from the Forum where the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings played. As President of Crypto.com Arena, Microsoft Theater and L.A. LIVE, Zeidman is responsible for both the venue’s and the downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district’s front and back of house operations.
Included in in these responsibilities, Zeidman and his team oversee Crypto.com Arena’s overall day-to-day support for its tenets, promoters, clients, and partners including the venues four professional sports franchises, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks as well as the LA Live Campus tenets and partners including the seventeen restaurants, Grammy Museum, Conga Room, ESPN West Coast studios and AEG’s Corporate offices. Among some of his many career achievements Zeidman is a 2-time winner of Pollstar’s Facility Executive of the Year, 2020 Association of Luxury Suite Directors Bill Dorsey Visionary Award, and this past summer inducted into the inaugural Innovation Institute for Fan Experience’s International Hall of Fame as well as the Southern California’s Jewish Sports Hall of Fame honoring those who help shape the Sports Industry of Southern California. A native of Detroit, Michigan, and graduate of California State University Northridge, Zeidman currently resides in Venice, California.