Karl Crudup

Karl Crudup

Special Event Sales Director
Member Since: 2021

Member Bio

Karl Crudup is a venue event sales and marketing expert who works with professional sports teams to develop nontraditional revenue opportunities.  Karl has spent 15 years working in hospitality and event management for multimillion-dollar brands and venues creating award-winning event experiences.

Crudup’s passion and excitement for the sports industry has led to accredited success, including leading record sales during his 6 seasons with AT&T Stadium as Director of Special Event Sales. Now in his third NBA season with the Sacramento Kings, Karl develops and leads sales strategies for Golden 1 Center private event business, Kings-produced events, and fan road trip experiences.

Karl embraces the opportunity to share his personal and professional experiences though minority youth mentorship and volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Karl is also an outspoken voice and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, serves on the Sacramento Kings Diversity & Inclusion Council, and National Sports Forum Steering Committee.

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