Tag: Feld Entertainment

Disney ‘Dreams Big’ With Return to Arena Ice

LIVE! ROUNDUP Disney on Ice returned in November with the launch of a new socially distanced and reduced-capacity arena tour of “Dream Big” beginning with an opening run at American Airlines Center in Dallas, No. 1 on Hot Tickets. The arena hosted 13 performances of the production Nov. 6-15 with overall attendance of 31,244, averaging just over 2,400 a show. Event producer Feld Entertainment implemented extra health safety standards that included pod seating for small groups, distance requirements, face coverings and touch-free payment while in the venue. Christian music duo For King & Country hits the chart with nine November shows set primarily in outdoor drive-in environments. The top grosser was a two-show stint Nov. 28 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, ranked third with $178,653 in sales. On the road stateside this year through Dec. 20, the Australian brothers’ tour supports their first Christmas album, “A Drummer Boy […]

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Scoring a WNBA Assist

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 […]

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Monster Jam Jumps the Shark (In a Good Way)

“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 […]

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Opening Number: Jurassic World Live Tour

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.

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