Author: Tom Gresham

Midwest: Impressive Debuts

FEEDING THE PHISH FANS: Phish kicked off its summer tour at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis in June. (Courtesy Chaifetz Arena) Two new Midwest arenas post big years The Midwest is home to two of the more prominent venues to open in the United States in recent years — Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, which opened in September 2017, and Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, which opened a year later — and those glittering new facilities were among the headlining locations in the region to enjoy productive schedules for the year that ended Jan. 31.   Little Caesars Arena and Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., outside of Chicago, earned the most revenue in the region, each grossing more than $51 million, with the latter outpacing all venues with more than 708,000 tickets sold. Meanwhile, Fiserv Forum enjoyed a robust concert schedule as it found its footing, selling more than 423,000 tickets […]

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Heery Sports Design Firm Joins SLAM Family

PORTFOLIO PORTION: The conversion of Turner Field to Georgia State University Stadium is among Heery’s more than 300 sports projects. (Heery.com) It brings experience in college athletics as part of acquisition Two architecture firms have joined forces in part to build a sports design practice with expanded capabilities.  The SLAM Collaborative completed the acquisition of five CBRE | Heery architectural design practices from CBRE last month, including the Heery sports design practice based in Atlanta. The sports design group has moved into SLAM’s offices in that city. The Heery practices will now be known as Heery Design, a SLAM Studio. CBRE, which acquired Heery in 2017, will retain full ownership of the Heery interior design and engineering businesses that are part of its project management services offering. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are thrilled to have Heery, with its long history and national reputation as an […]

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