ASM Global appointed industry veteran John Boyle as its global chief content officer.Read More
Category: Facility Management
Oak View Group has acquired Spectra in a deal that combines the companies into the second-biggest facility management company and thrusts OVG into the food service business.Read More
Comcast Spectacor has formed a new division to book events at Wells Fargo Center and the 180 arenas, stadiums, convention centers and other venues run by Spectra.Read More
“As an industry we’re all in uncharted territory,” said Howard Handler, president of 313 Presents. ““It’s shorter selling cycles, consumers are being bombarded with lots of different options.”
ASM Global and Honeywell have entered a strategic alliance to help build “smarter, safer and more sustainable venue operations and more enjoyable audience experiences” at ASM Global buildings.
Sherri Sosa has overseen the growth of brands including the Flamingo, Paris, and Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Live Nation has announced that Sherri Sosa will lead the company’s venue portfolio under the newly titled Venue Nation banner, where she will serve as president overseeing all operations, business development and marketing. According to the announcement, Sosa will work closely with Bob Roux, president of Live Nation Concerts and Tom See, chief operating officer of Venue Nation, to oversee operations, growth and development of the venue management business, as well as key artist and partner relationships. “It is an incredible honor to be leading Venue Nation’s robust portfolio of venues across the U.S. during this pivotal time for the industry,” said Sosa, who will lead Venue Nation’s portfolio of 100-plus venues operated and owned in the U.S. and 200 worldwide. “Venues are at the heart of the live music experience, and I […]
Arizona State University’s new hockey arena, shown here in a rendering, will sit next to Sun Devil Stadium and Desert Financial Arena. (Courtesy ASU) New venue on campus will fill niche in Phoenix market Arizona State University has signed a 30-year deal with OVG Facilities to run a new hockey arena on campus scheduled to open in late 2022, officials with both parties confirmed. The school’s board of regents approved the $115 million project in November, clearing the way for construction to start in January. The arena will also be home to Arizona State wrestling and women’s gymnastics. In addition to a 5,000-seat arena, there’s a second ice sheet for community use attached to the building’s south side. The site is near Sun Devil Stadium and Desert Financial Arena, ASU’s basketball facility. It’s currently a parking lot with some grandstands removed from the school’s track and field venue to clear […]
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