Tag: BSE Global

Yormark: ‘Happy I Was Able to Play a Role’

Brett Yormark helped bring big-time sports and entertainment to Brooklyn. (Courtesy BSE Global) Outgoing BSE Global CEO reflects on Barclays Center’s meaning to Brooklyn Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global, parent company of Barclays Center and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, is leaving the organization this month. The timing coincides with Mikhail Prokhorov’s sale of the remaining 51 percent of the team, plus the arena that he owned, to Joseph Tsai, executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, a Chinese company specializing in retail technologies. Tsai paid a reported $1.35 billion for the balance of the team after paying Prokhorov $1 billion last year to purchase 49 percent. Separately, Tsai will pay about $1 billion for the arena, according to published reports. Yormark reflected on his 14-year tenure with the Nets, dating to their days as a New Jersey team. What’s your next move? I’m not going to announce it yet. […]

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Webster Hall Reopens Its Doors

New York City’s Webster Hall reopened with a Jay-Z show. (Courtesy BSE) After nearly two years of renovations, Manhattan nightclub has fresh look and feel After a closure of nearly two years, Jay-Z, Patti Smith, Vampire Weekend and more are introducing the revamped Webster Hall to New York audiences this spring. “The venue has had an incredible history, but at the same time, it needed to go through a renovation where we could address some needs both visible and nonvisible so that the venue could be viable on a long-term basis,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which jointly operates Webster Hall with AEG Presents regional partner Bowery Presents. Jay-Z relaunched the concert hall with a show April 26. The reopening comes just over two years after BSE and Bowery Presents acquired the venue, situated in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood, from Lon Ballinger in April 2017. “He […]

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BSE Global on NYCB Live, Two Years In

BSE Global has revitalized NYCB Live: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (All photos courtesy BSE Global) Sheldon: ‘Goal is to keep all this positive momentum going’ BSE Global, which runs Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, took over operations at NYCB Live: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum two years ago after a $180 million renovation. To mark the anniversary, VenuesNow spoke with its executive vice president of programming, Keith Sheldon, about what the company has learned about bringing an arena back to prominence. How’s it going at NYCB Live? Great. The building is back, open for business and better than ever. In the last fiscal year, 10 of 12 shows sold out and the two shows there were not sellouts had a 90 percent sell-through rate. The range began with Panic! at the Disco in July and has continued through our latest show, which was Kiss, last week (March 22). Have things gone to plan? […]

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