Front Office and Staff Bio

David Young
Vice President of Stadium Operations

Biography

David Young enters his third season as the Chiefs Vice President of Stadium Operations after joining the club in that role in July of 2010. He directs and oversees all aspects of the operation of Arrowhead Stadium and the Chiefs training facility. That includes customer service, facility maintenance, stadium systems, food and beverage, retail operations, security, game/event staff, fan experience, event sales and event operations.

 

David Young enters his third season as the Chiefs Vice President of Stadium Operations after joining the club in that role in July of 2010. He directs and oversees all aspects of the operation of Arrowhead Stadium and the Chiefs training facility. That includes customer service, facility maintenance, stadium systems, food and beverage, retail operations, security, game/event staff, fan experience, event sales and event operations.

Young has overseen the return of concerts to Arrowhead with the Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift concerts in 2011. Arrowhead is now truly a year-round venue with over 10 events per month on average at the facility, from trade shows and corporate meetings to weddings, dinners and fashion shows.

Enhancing the fan experience at Arrowhead is Young’s primary role. Under his direction, more gameday guest service staff have been made available on every level of the stadium to lower the guest to staff ratio and promote interaction between staff and fans. A growing emphasis has been placed on sustainability at Arrowhead with the waste diversion rate doubling in 2011 from 2010. A composting program was tested in 2011 to help divert food waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. The success of this program will allow for further composting and recycling efforts to continue to increase sustainability efforts.

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Young spent six seasons (2004-09) with the Seattle Seahawks. He was the Assistant General Manager for First and Goal, Inc. (2007-09), the facility management division of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders FC organization. He also served as the Director of Event Services (2005-07) and Event Services Manager (2004-05). Under his direction, Qwest Field was named the Fan Friendliest Stadium in the NFL.

The Woodland, Wash. native began his professional career with Disney in theme park operations at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Young managed the daily operations of attractions and guest relations at Magic Kingdom.

Education: University of Washington (B.A. 1998). Family: Wife - Ali.