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MARKET FOCUS MIAMI

(Getty Images) Newly Appointed Execs Offer Fresh Perspective On The 305 By Ryan Borba With established facilities, teams and population in the South Florida metropolis of Miami, those new to the area may have the freshest perspective. “There’s a lot of going on in South Florida and sometimes it’s on top of one another, and it makes it even more competitive because there’s truly four arena plays in the market,” said Zane Collings. This summer, Collings was named senior vice president of event programming at FLA Live Arena in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise, home to the NHL Florida Panthers. Collings has 28 years of experience, including most recently at ASM Global at the Caesars Superdome and Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. “There’s really four arena plays in the market,” Collings said. “There’s our friends at FTX Arena, our friends at Bayfront Park amphitheater and our friends at… Continue Reading MARKET FOCUS MIAMI

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CHICAGO MARKET FOCUS

As one of the biggest and most diverse metropolitan centers in the U.S., it should come as no surprise that Chicago’s venue landscape is just as vast and varied. A poster child for the Roaring Twenties vigor, Chicago’s treasured vaudeville era theaters, friendly confines of Wrigley Field and electric blues foundation make it one of the most revered and storied entertainment destinations in the country. Today, the greater metro area’s venues continue that tradition while evolving with the modern entertainment and sports experience.

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Setting the Pace: Gainbridge Fieldhouse Ready for Prime Time After $360M Renovation

INDIANAPOLIS — Gainbridge Fieldhouse is ready for its selfie moment after a complete makeover of the 23-year-old venue, originally marketed as the NBA’s first retro-themed arena.

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Family First: Beloved Characters, Toys, TV Shows Fuel Sector Strength

The post-pandemic period finds the family entertainment segment of the live industry in a robust state with strong demand, soaring merchandise sales and a sense among parents that it’s safe to bring loved ones back to venues, according to several key players operating in the space. Continue Reading Family First: Beloved Characters, Toys, TV Shows Fuel Sector Strength

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