Chief Operating Officer , Legends Project Development
PAULA Portz brings over 29 years of sports and entertainment facility program/project management industry experience to our clients. In her executive leadership role, Paula oversees all projects, providing expertise, guidance, and support as it related to the selection and contracting of the architect, consultants and contractor teams; establishing the overall budget and project costs; conducting design reviews; value engineering analysis and operational input; site visits and construction reviews; assisting in claim and contract management; and presentations to stakeholders regarding the status of the project.
Paula has been involved in over $7 billion of sports and entertainment facility-related projects, ranging from small renovation projects to major new construction projects. In all of her past engagements, the facilities were located in high density, populated, congested areas, or were operating facilities that required constant communication and coordination. In addition, all of her past projects have opened on time or early, and on or under budget.
Project Experience: AT&T Center*, Audi Field , Banc of California Stadium, Buffalo Bills New Stadium, Caesars Superdome Renovation, Cardinal Stadium Renovation (Formerly Papa John’s)*, Chase Center, Churchill Downs Turf Club & Stakes Room Renovation, Churchill Downs Winner Circle Renovation, FedEx Forum*, Fiserv Forum*, Intuit Dome (formerly Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center), KC Live*, KFC Yum! Center*, Kyle Field Renovation*, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment District (LASED), Lower.com Field, Mosaic Stadium*, Pinnacle Bank Arena*, Ryan Field Redevelopment Phase 1, Rupp Arena and Lexington Convention Center Planning*, Snapdragon Stadium, SoFi Stadium at Hollywood Park, State Farm Arena Renovations, T-Mobile Center (formerly Sprint Center)*, Texas Tech Sports Performance Center*, West Haymarket Redevelopment*
(*) = Experience prior to Legends