Billy Joel performs March 9 for a crowd of 40,964 at Chase Field in Phoenix. (Monica Bradburn/Arizona Diamondbacks) MLB team’s new events division welcomes Billy Joel, WWE When the Arizona Diamondbacks took control of non-baseball events last year, the staff hustled to show Phoenix and the world it is a worthy host. The team formed Arizona Diamondbacks Events & Entertainment to handle all Chase Field events and has found success so far with college football’s Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 26, the WWE Royal Rumble on Jan. 27 and a Billy Joel concert on March 9 — all in 90 days. “It’s been an exciting entry point, believe me,” said Cullen Maxey, the team’s executive vice president of business operations and chief revenue officer. Between the Joel show and the Royal Rumble, Chase Field saw just under 90,000 people before baseball season started, he said. Throwing the Cheez-It Bowl raises the […]
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