Tag: ASM Global

PBR Ready to Put the Boot to Empty Arenas

THE BUCK STARTS HERE: A crowd enjoys a Professional Bull Riders event at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 2018. (Getty Images) South Dakota’s Denny Sanford Premier Center prepares to welcome fans back for July 10-12  team competition After entertaining fans at home via TV broadcasts for three months, Professional Bull Riders is eager to have everybody back over to its place. That day is scheduled to arrive July 10, when PBR will become one of the first national sports properties to hold an indoor event with ticket-buying customers in the house since COVID-19 brought the live business to a standstill. The occasion will be the first edition of the Monster Energy Team Challenge Championship, a three-day event to be contested at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. PBR is an old hand at staging competitions in the pandemic era, having put its […]

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GBAC Star to Mark Accredited Venues

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., is among the facilities that have committed to attaining GBAC Star accreditation. (OCCC.net) New program will certify facilities’ disinfecting efforts A new facility hygiene accreditation program formally unveiled Thursday by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council offers live event venues and other industries detailed guidelines and performance criteria on sanitation, disinfection and infectious disease prevention best practices. When followed, the program leads to a formal accreditation that’s expected be a key part of ensuring safety and restoring confidence amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Already committed to attaining the GBAC Star accreditation are Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, and several convention centers: Chicago’s McCormick Place; the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.; the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Las Vegas Convention Center; and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. The 20-point accreditation program answers facilities’ need for […]

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ASM Global Names Pappas to Louisville Post

Taki Pappas had been senior talent buyer for National Shows 2 since 2018. (Courtesy ASM Global) He’ll lead event booking at KFC Yum! Center, two other venues ASM Global named Taki Pappas director of event booking and business development for the three properties it manages in Louisville, Ky. Pappas will lead event programming and business development for the KFC Yum! Center, Lynn Family Stadium and Norton Health Sports Athletics & Learning Complex. Pappas has more than 20 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry and most recently was senior talent buyer for National Shows 2 based in Nashville. Before joining NS2, he spent four years as director of programming at the Durham Performing Arts Center, where his efforts helped the venue win the International Entertainment Buyer’s Association Theatre of the Year honor in 2018. Pappas also worked as the assistant director and talent buyer at the University of Texas’ Bass […]

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