Tag: American Airlines Center

Feld Is Ready to Entertain Again

A ROSE TO THE OCCASION: Feld Entertainment’s Disney on Ice is set to return to Dallas’ American Airlines Center in November. (Courtesy Feld Entertainment) First shows since shutdown set for Texas venues Feld Entertainment is getting back on the road with Monster Jam and Disney on Ice, with shows in the Dallas area marking the company’s first public engagements since March. Sales for Monster Jam shows on Oct. 24 and 25 at AT&T Stadium were outpacing the last two events Feld had in Arlington, said Steve Yaros, the company’s senior vice president of media and global communications. Disney on Ice went into rehearsals for a show titled “Dream Big” at Feld’s Bradenton, Fla., facility in mid-October in advance of Nov. 6-15 dates at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Yaros said. “To be able to bring the shows back is just a testament to how hard everyone has been working here […]

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For arenas, all events on ‘hold’ during pandemic

Metallica christened Chase Center last September in San Francisco. This year, the pandemic has blown up the typical process for arenas booking sports and live entertainment. (Don Muret / Staff) Uncertainty over 2020-21 NBA and NHL seasons makes it tough to fill calendars The pandemic has thrown a wrench into the booking process for big league arenas as they reschedule special events and book new dates without knowing the specifics of the NBA and NHL calendars for 2020-21. Typically, those venues have pro basketball and hockey schedules in hand by now as they start to fill open dates with concerts and family shows. That’s not the case this year as the COVID-19 crisis rages on across North America. Five months into the pandemic, everything remains up in the air for booking sports and entertainment. The NBA, NHL and WNBA all resumed their 2019-20 seasons last week in a bubble format, […]

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Cuban: Science Will Show Us the Way Back 

“We will have to turn to scientists to define what will protect our customers,” Mark Cuban says. (Getty Images) NBA owner talks about tech’s role in what the future of venues will look like Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, has been a familiar face on TV and webchats during the COVID-19 shutdown of sports and entertainment, taking a lead role in talking about what will bring back live event gatherings and what they’ll look like.  When VenuesNow asked him his answer to one of the biggest questions facing the industry today — will fans return to shows and events en masse when the green light finally comes — his answer was unequivocal. “Yes,” Cuban said. In an email interview with Cuban, who will become a club owner in the coming months when he opens The HiFi Dallas, a 1,000-capacity general admission venue, with Live Nation, he said […]

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Texas: Blazing Hot

SUITED UP: The Jonas Brothers play American Airlines Center in Dallas. (RAP Photo Co.) Records fall at top Lone Star State venues   THE CIRCUIT Venue managers talk about what defined their year Globe Life Park, Arlington Sean Decker, executive vice president of events and entertainment How did you do last year? 2019 was a record year for Globe Life Park and its last as the home of the Texas Rangers. From a historic final baseball season to three major concerts, an international soccer match and 200-plus private events, Globe Life Park was busier than ever before. All of this prior to starting a major renovation in mid-October to transition the facility from a ballpark to multipurpose sports and entertainment facility. Big shows Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and Jason Aldean. Changes Globe Life Park, which was the home of the Texas Rangers for 26 seasons from 1994 to 2019, welcomes […]

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