Peter A. Luukko is President and Chief Operating Officer of Comcast-Spectacor.
He works closely with Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider in overseeing the day-to-day
operations of all of the company's interests.
Additionally, Luukko, who is also Chairman of Global Spectrum, is responsible for creating
new business opportunities for Comcast-Spectacor in the fields of facility management,
sports ownership and operation, food and concessions, as well as consulting in those same
Luukko's extensive sports management career began in 1981 after parlaying an internship at
the New Haven Coliseum into the Director of Marketing for the facility. He later joined the
Providence Civic Center as the facility's assistant general manager. In 1985, Luukko joined
Spectacor Management Group (SMG), at the time owned in part by Snider, and soon became Vice
President of SMG's Western Region and facility manager for SMG's Los Angeles Coliseum and
Sports Arena. During that time, he was credited for greatly improving the facilities'
reputation. In addition, he had spent time overseeing other SMG facilities.
In 1993, Luukko left SMG to become President of The Spectrum. In the following years he
became responsible for managing Comcast-Spectacor's growing interests, and helped the
company become a nationally recognized leader in sports and entertainment with the
acquisition of Globe Facility Services in 2000. After renaming the company Global Spectrum,
the public assembly management firm grew from seven facilities in 2000 to just over 115
facilities in 2013. Additionally in 2000, Comcast-Spectacor acquired Leisure Food Services
and renamed the company Ovations Food Services. Comcast-Spectacor made a significant
investment into a ticketing technology company, Paciolan, and employed its technology to
create a full-service ticketing company, New Era Tickets, in 2004. Comcast-Spectacor
acquired 100 percent of Paciolan from Live Nation in 2010.
Under Luukko's leadership, Comcast-Spectacor helped Philadelphia garner national attention
and awareness by attracting the 2002 NBA All-Star Weekend, the 2001 NCAA Men's East Regionals,
the 2001 and 2002 X Games, the 2000 NCAA Women's Final Four, the 2000 Republican National
Convention, the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Gymnastics, the 2011 NCAA Wrestling
Championships, the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four, and numerous other sports and entertainment events
to the City of Philadelphia.
A recognized leader in the facility management industry, Luukko was the 2000 recipient of
the City of Hope's Tri-State Labor Award. He also received the 2002 prestigious Harold J.
VanderZwaag Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Sports Management Program of the University
of Massachusetts for his accomplishments in the field of sports management.
Luukko actively serves on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors
Bureau, and the Philadelphia Sports Congress, and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. He
also serves on both the National Hockey League's and the National Basketball Association's
Board of Governors.
Luukko is a hockey player, hockey coach, and hockey parent. He is a graduate of the
University of Massachusetts. He and his wife, Casey, along with their children; Nick, Dana,
and Max; reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.