Mother, wife, Olympic track star, female-focused shoe brand entrepreneur, activist — Allyson Felix brought all of her personae to bear in a wide-ranging question-and-answer session at PACnet ’22 on Tuesday. Continue Reading Allyson Felix Hits Key Notes at PACnet ’22Read More
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Andre Dawson doesn’t hold a grudge against the early generation of artificial turf at ballparks. Those initial versions of fake grass wreaked havoc on his knees over the 10 years he played at Olympic Stadium as a member of the old Montreal Expos. Continue Reading Andre Dawson gets real on artificial turfRead More
Major Events International’s Andy Rice Talks UK Events Summit: ‘Every Entertainment Event Should Have A Digital Strategy’
VenuesNow caught up with Rice to discuss the upcoming UK Events Summit, among other topics, which returns as an in-person event after a mostly virtual 2020 edition. Now in its fourth year, the Summit will take place at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, Dec. 15. Continue Reading Major Events International’s Andy Rice Talks UK Events Summit: ‘Every Entertainment Event Should Have A Digital Strategy’Read More
The scene during during the third period between the New York Islanders and the Calgary Flames at the newly opened UBS Arena in Elmont, N.Y., Nov. 20. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images </em? After the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open UBS Arena, VenuesNow spoke with Tim Leiweke, CEO of the Oak View Group (VenuesNow parent company), which developed the new $1.5 billion facility. Here, the indomitable executive discusses the new building, the new generation of facilities, the closing of the Spectra deal and more. VenuesNow: What’s the one achievement you look back on that makes you proudest about cutting the ribbon for the opening of this arena? Tim Leiweke: I’d have to say getting through COVID. This is the second building we’ve opened in a couple of weeks [after Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena]. We ultimately still plowed straight ahead and we didn’t let COVID bother us. That was a huge… Continue Reading Tim Leiweke On UBS Opening, The Next Generation of Buildings, Spectra Acquisition
Pollstar Live! returns to its usual early February time frame Feb. 7-9 at its recent home at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Continue Reading Pollstar Live! 2022 Announced for Feb. 7-9Read More
Four key executives in the development of Climate Pledge Arena — and, as HOK principal Scott Ralston described himself, one who has “nothing to do with Climate Pledge Arena” — gathered Thursday morning to discuss the renovation of the Seattle arena just a few minutes away and its implications for the venues business. Continue Reading Climate Pledge Arena as Case StudyRead More
The American workforce continues to grapple with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and the venues, sports and live entertainment sectors are no different.
Continue Reading Execs Tout Advancements in Diversity, Outline Tough Work Ahead
The journey that led to the opening of Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena began long before the shovels hit the ground and started digging 60 feet below grade to create a new venue beneath the historic roof of the former KeyArena.
Continue Reading Key Players Recall Two-Decade Journey to Arena
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFETY Act remains as relevant as ever, and venues that haven’t availed themselves of its protections would be wise to get the process underway, attendees at a VenuesNow Conference panel discussion on security issues were told Friday. Continue Reading SAFETY Act, Security by Design, Expanded Perimeters DiscussedRead More