Tag: Fiserv Forum

Midwest: Impressive Debuts

FEEDING THE PHISH FANS: Phish kicked off its summer tour at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis in June. (Courtesy Chaifetz Arena) Two new Midwest arenas post big years The Midwest is home to two of the more prominent venues to open in the United States in recent years — Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, which opened in September 2017, and Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, which opened a year later — and those glittering new facilities were among the headlining locations in the region to enjoy productive schedules for the year that ended Jan. 31.   Little Caesars Arena and Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., outside of Chicago, earned the most revenue in the region, each grossing more than $51 million, with the latter outpacing all venues with more than 708,000 tickets sold. Meanwhile, Fiserv Forum enjoyed a robust concert schedule as it found its footing, selling more than 423,000 tickets […]

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VN Conference: Fiserv, Wrigley Provide Case Studies In Entertainment District Panel

The panel for “City Planning and Entertainment Districts and the Venue Footprint in 2030.” (Eric Renner Brown / Staff) Few venue-related advancements in recent years have been more prominent than the strategically planned entertainment districts sprouting up around arenas and stadiums. Several leading minds in the sector — John Shreve (Populous), Peter Feigin (Milwaukee Bucks/Fiserv Forum), Eric Nordness (Hickory Street Capital), Kirk Safford (Lyft) and Dana Warg (313 Presents) — convened at the VenuesNow Conference on Tuesday to discuss the rapid growth of such districts, and what lays ahead for them. For one, not all entertainment districts are created equal, a contrast illustrated by Feigin and Nordness’ work with the areas surrounding Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and Wrigley Field in Chicago, respectively. With Fiserv Forum, planners had 30 contiguous acres to work with; at Wrigley Field, Hickory Street Capital had only a small sliver of land next to the ballpark […]

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