VenuesNow recently caught up with Bob Roux, Live Nation president of U.S. concerts, to find out how the business can best support live’s continued return. Continue Reading ‘Our Industry Thrives at Rising to the Challenge’Read More
SEE THE LIGHT: Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation units are popular retrofits because they are cost-effective and relatively easy to deploy. (Courtesy Mathias Environmental) There’s still time to find a post-COVID air-quality solution for your venue that will fit your budget, experts say Air systems at venues have been an especially keen focus of facility operators since the coronavirus pandemic struck, and with good reason. The latest information coming from researchers reinforces what many already believed: The threat of infection is greatest through the air, especially in closed spaces dense with people. Existing venues large and small have increased the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ratings and air exchange rates of their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, added virus-zapping ultraviolet germicidal irradiation treatment and even used portable high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in office spaces to mitigate the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens. New… Continue Reading HVAC: Clearing the Air
EARLY ARRIVALS: At Luther Williams Field, Georgia’s Macon Bacon were among the first baseball teams with fans in the stands after the shutdown last year. (Courtesy team) Across the country, owners have weighed the wisdom of going dark vs. playing on, all with the goal of making it past the pandemic Ken Young owns five minor league baseball teams, stretching from Norfolk, Virginia, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Every Monday during the pandemic, the general managers of those clubs send him an update on the available cash on hand and whether Young needs to replenish those coffers. Those exchanges are tough to swallow, as they have been for everybody working in sports and entertainment. For Young, who also serves as executive chairman of Spectra Food Services and Hospitality, the losses he incurred from the cancellation of Minor League Baseball in 2020 run in the “multiple millions of dollars.” “I sit around… Continue Reading Minor Leagues, Major Decisions
Major New York stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 or more are preparing to welcome a limited number of fans starting Feb. 23.
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The Vertical Theatre Group, founded in August, is working toward a new venue design that could host profitable live performances with social distancing.
The first round of the U.K. government’s cultural recovery fund has been released, which marks a lifeline for many venues in the country.
The U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had what appears to be the first paid arena concert in North America since the COVID-19 shutdown.
Drive-in shows at a California fairgrounds by put on by Concerts in Your Car have kept CBF Productions busy during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Qcue’s Derek Palmer gives an update on how the operation has expanded and offers insights into the state of affairs in ticketing and beyond.