Dave Scott is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Spectacor and serves as Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers for the National Hockey League. As Chairman, Scott is responsible for the growth of Comcast Spectator’s core businesses: The Wells Fargo Center arena and complex, as well as a portfolio of professional sports teams that includes the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings and the Maine Mariners of the ECHL.
Scott oversees Comcast Spectacor’s investments in partner companies and serves as CEO of Spectra, a hospitality firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Partnerships. Under Scott’s direction, Wells Fargo Center continues to serve as the company’s flagship arena and is consistently ranked a top-five “must play” venue in the United States. Wells Fargo Center continues to capture the national spotlight by hosting prestigious events such as the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regional matchups, the 2016 Democratic National Convention as well as the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals.
Throughout his tenure, Scott has diversified and expanded Comcast Spectacor’s professional sports and esports portfolios. In 2017, the company re-established the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League and launched the Philadelphia Fusion, the city’s first professional esports franchise who competes in the global Overwatch League. In that same year, Comcast Spectacor proudly brought professional ice hockey back to Portland after it acquired the Maine Mariners of the ECHL.
In 2019, the company expanded its footprint within the esports industry and did so in a global way. Under Scott’s leadership, Comcast Spectacor formed an esports joint venture with South Korean wireless telecommunication giant SK Telecom and launched T1 Entertainment and Sports, which includes the ultra-successful T1 League of Legends (LoL) team along with other competitive gaming segments
In July 2021, Scott oversaw the launch of Spectacor Events & Entertainment, a division which creates and produces events for the Philadelphia market. The group is also the in-house booking agent for Wells Fargo Center, a national booking agent for Spectra’s portfolio of venues throughout the U.S. and Canada, and a centralized groups sales agent for promoters. The division was created after the success of Winter on Broad Street in December 2020 – its founding event.
Scott joined Comcast Spectacor as President in December 2013 following a 20-year tenure at Comcast Cable. Scott served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Cable from 2005-2013.
Scott joined Comcast in 1993 and was President of Comcast’s Central Division from 1996 to 2005.
Scott received a BBA from Cleveland State University and earned a CPA Certification. Scott is a Board Member Emeritus of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and is also a board member of the Comcast Spectacor Foundation.