Venue operators from three markets talk about how their facilities are coming back from the pandemic shutdown.Read More
Pollstar Live! is going down Feb. 4-6 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. To prep for the three days of music business discussions, we present interviews with a couple of featured speakers. Lucy Noble, artistic and commercial director, Royal Albert Hall, London, and chair, U.K. National Arenas Association Panel: “An Update on the Global Venue Landscape” Other panelists: Michael Brill, D.Live CEO; Ashish Hemrajani, BookMyShow founder and CEO; James Taylor, Wembley Stadium senior commercial manager; John Boyle, Live Nation Japan president; and moderator Brian Kabatznik, Oak View Group EVP for international facilities. Interviewed by Gideon Gottfried Is Christmas/New Years traditionally a busy time for the Royal Albert Hall? Very much so. It’s always been busy, but in recent years it’s taken on a new scale as we’ve started promoting and producing all of the Christmas season ourselves. During the monthlong Christmas season, which included several triple-show days, we welcomed more […]
Submit your nominations! VenuesNow magazine is preparing for the 13th annual VenuesNow Women of Influence Awards! The chosen women will have made a difference in the sports, entertainment, fair and meetings industries. SUBMIT NOMINATIONS BY: Friday, April 26, 2019 The 2019 winners will be selected by a vote of VenuesNow subscribers, staff and advisers. Winners will be announced on our website and in VN Pulse. There will be an awards reception presented during IAVM VenueConnect in Chicago July 21- 24, 2019 . Any questions? Email [email protected] Click here to view the list of past Women of Influence winners.
Nominate by March 29, 2019! VenuesNow’s Generation Next Awards honors professionals 35 or younger who are making their mark in sports and live entertainment. The awards, first given out in 2011, spotlights high-level achievers in facilities from arenas to clubs and stadiums to performing arts centers, as well as from ticketing, concessions, content and other related areas. If you know of an individual deserving of this award who is 35 or younger, please submit your nomination. Five individuals will be selected and featured in our June issue. Winners of this award becomes the ones to watch in the industry, as past honorees have proved, such as Carl Mittleman (2011, Aramark), now president of Aramark Sports & Entertainment; Brian Sipe (2013, SMG – Big Sandy Superstore Arena), now general manager at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and head of the SMG Northeast Regional booking team; Juliette Feld (2014, Feld Entertainment), now Feld chief […]
Orange County’s Honda Center is renovating the Anaheim Ducks’ locker room and sprucing up the backstage area. (Courtesy Honda Center) Renovation at Anaheim’s Honda Center will make office space into locker room Honda Center and Anaheim Ducks key executives and staff have moved out of their offices in the arena and into a three-building office complex next door in Orange County, Calif., that the team’s owner, Henry Samueli, recently purchased. The move comes in anticipation of embarking on a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Ducks’ locker room and backstage. “The whole organization is essentially moving into a 400,000-square-foot office next door,” said Tim Ryan, Honda Center CEO and chief operating officer of the Ducks. “For the first time ever we’ll be on one floor,” Ryan said. “We’re excited about moving.” Ryan expects the last of the 150-member staff to have moved by April 1. The move is permanent. The old office […]