Category: Awards

Ticketing Stars 2023: Allyson Kidd

Allyson Kidd Box Office Manager, Steven Tanger Center Allyson Kidd, the box office manager at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro, North Carolina, says there are two types of people: Those who love...

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Ticketing Stars 2023: Anthony Silva

Anthony Silva Senior Director of Ticket Operations, Golden State Warriors Like many people in his field, Anthony Silva wasn’t actively seeking a career in ticketing. Twenty-five years ago, he was a junior at the University of...

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2022 HALL OF HONOR: KEN YOUNG

LOVING CUP: Ken Young, playoff beard in full bloom, and his daughter Jennifer, cheer for the Norfolk Admirals on their way to winning the 2012 Calder Cup. A Food Service Legend From Hot Dogs To The Super Bowl To ‘The Simpsons’ Ken Young may be the most unassuming executive in sports and entertainment. Over the past 50 years, Young has owned three concessions firms and six minor league teams, but you’d never know it at the Super Bowl, where he could be seen hawking official game programs. Working basically around the clock on game days, Young and his crews running 400 to 600 workers generated more than $900,000 from selling game programs and merchandise at 16 Super Bowls, plus 26 Outback Bowls and seven national championship football games. Those funds helped pay off the mortgage and buy cemetery plots for his local synagogue in Tampa, Florida, before Young retired from… Continue Reading 2022 HALL OF HONOR: KEN YOUNG

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2022 HALL OF HONOR: DOROTHY ‘DOT’ LISCHICK

RE-GIFTING? Dot Lischick presents Jerry Seinfeld one of Broadmoor World Arena’s signature globes, which are given to all touring performers. Also pictured is JS Touring’s Kevin Dochterman. Ushering In The Next Phase In Colorado Springs ‘You Don’t Want To Leave In A Time Of Need’ Dorothy “Dot” Lischick missed the retirement memo. Earlier this year, the 2022 VenuesNow Hall of Honor recipient celebrated her retirement on May 20 after 26 years at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. That night, a major snowstorm hit the region, but the next day Lischick wasn’t enjoying retirement by sleeping in. She was back at the venue picking up branches and moving broken limbs so patrons could get inside safely. “We had 8 to 10 inches of that big heavy wet snow with branches just cracking off of the trees,” Lischick recalled. “I live close enough, but far enough from the venue… Continue Reading 2022 HALL OF HONOR: DOROTHY ‘DOT’ LISCHICK

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