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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 […]
FOR THE W: Feld Entertainment facilities are serving as the bubble setup for 2020 WNBA games. (Courtesy Feld Entertainment) IMG Academy’s winning bid puts courts in Feld Entertainment’s Florida rehearsal hall Feld Entertainment is playing a key role in the return of professional sports amid the coronavirus pandemic by hosting the WNBA’s return to the court, in conjunction with IMG Academy, at its Feld Entertainment Studios in Palmetto, Fla. A force in touring family entertainment with properties such as Disney on Ice, Marvel Universe Live!, Sesame Street Live!, Jurassic World Live Tour and Feld Motor Sports properties like Monster Jam and AMA Supercross, Feld has been hosting WNBA games since the league’s 12 teams resumed their regular season July 25, in a bubble setting without fans. The playoffs will follow. Players, along with team and league personnel, began arriving in nearby Bradenton, home to IMG Academy, a boarding school and sports […]
“Diesel Brothers: Monster Jam Breaking World Records” features a jump at the record book by Megalodon. (Feld Entertainment / Courtesy Discovery) Feld sports property returns with special on Discovery Channel On the eve of Shark Week, Discovery Channel and Feld Entertainment aired a three-hour Monster Jam truck show Aug. 8 that was recorded over two days at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. “Diesel Brothers: Monster Jam Breaking World Records” featured seven world record attempts, six of them successful, including Adam Anderson’s jump over eight monster trucks in one called Megalodon, after the extinct prehistoric mega-shark. The Diesel Brothers — David “Heavy D” Sparks and David “Diesel Dave” Kiley — star in the Discovery program of the same name and last year jumped the 12,000-pound BroDozer monster truck over a flying airplane. This year they provided commentary, play-by-play and sideline interviews, along with TV host Chris Jacobs, and went head to […]
HANDS ON: Kenneth Feld knows his employees and what they’re working on at Feld Entertainment Studios. (Courtesy Feld Entertainment) Kenneth Feld thinks big while minding the details as his company continues a tradition of entertaining millions of families When Ticketmaster CEO Jared Smith got a tour of the Feld Entertainment global headquarters in Palmetto, Fla., his first takeaway was the sheer size of the complex. Kenneth Feld, the second-generation chairman and CEO of the sprawling Feld empire, bought the 46-acre former Seimens industrial plant, which sits about an hour south of Tampa and a half-hour north of Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf Coast, for $8.5 million in 2012. He spent millions more gutting the site and rebuilding it. Feld Entertainment Studios, a stand-alone massive 50,000-square-foot rehearsal space, takes up most of the footprint. “It was an old aerospace compound with hundreds and thousands of square feet, and as you walk through, […]
The authenticity and accuracy of the dinosaurs are the key to Feld’s live stage show. (Courtesy Feld Entertainment) Feld teams with NBCUniversal, filmmakers to bring some very, very old stars to life Sixty-five million years in the making, the Feld Entertainment-produced, family-friendly Jurassic World Live Tour will roar into venues Sept. 26. The soft opening of the show takes place at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, soon to be followed by a splashy world premiere at Allstate Arena near Chicago the first weekend in November. Sixty-nine stops are planned in total and will include major markets such as New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami. Through a combination of projection and on-stage scenery, the show takes the fans on a journey into the dense jungles of the fictional Isla Nublar, where scientists work to stop an evil plot to harm the dinosaurs. There are recognizable elements from the […]
More than 65 million years after dinosaurs roamed the earth, Feld Entertainment’s Jurassic World Live Tour will bring the planet’s biggest, fiercest creatures back to life. Many predict the new high-tech stage show will put some bite into the prehistoric beasts’ already healthy pop culture cred as well as boost Feld’s bottom line. Courtesy of Feld, here are some numbers to chew on. 69 Stops in the first half of the inaugural two-year tour. 28 Dates announced, 41 to come. 7 Types of dinosaurs in the show: Stegosaurus, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Pteranodon, Tyrannosaurus rex, Troodon and Indominus rex, a fictional hybrid featured in the latest film. 40 Length in feet of the Tyrannosaurus rex. 75-125 Weight in pounds of a Jurassic World Live dinosaur costume. 26 Cast members in Jurassic World Live. All are over 18. More than 20 Trucks that will be required to move the production around the country.