Tag: Golden 1 Center

Making Sure It’s a Clean Election

Public assembly venues are lining up for election duty, and janitorial service companies are stepping up to keep those arenas, stadiums and convention centers as safe as possible for voters and workers.

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A New Arena Filler: Representative Democracy

HAWKS VOTE YES: State Farm Arena showed off its voting setup at a media preview July 17. (Courtesy Fulton County) NBA venues and teams stepping up to take on Election Day responsibilities While arenas and, in some cities, polling stations are shut down as the 2020 primary and general elections ramp up, several venues and local governments have worked together to open up voting centers in at least five cities. State Farm Arena in Atlanta, the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center in Detroit and Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, plus Charlotte’s Spectrum Center, Bank of America Stadium and Bojangles’ Coliseum, have confirmed they will open facilities for voting assistance while Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee is working out a plan with the help of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and his More Than a Vote advocacy group. In Atlanta, where would-be voters were reported to have stood in lines for […]

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Cashing In in Cali

GREEN SPACE: The large plaza at Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre is mostly grass and offers a summer picnic vibe. (Courtesy Nederlander Concerts) Golden State venues make the most out of their popular locale   THE CIRCUIT What went right at some of the state’s top-performing venues last year FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine Dylan Greer, general manager How did you do last year? We had a great 2019 season at FivePoint Amphitheatre. It was a busy one with 41 shows, which included artists across all genres. Big shows Korn, Florida Georgia Line, Hootie & the Blowfish, Santana, Zac Brown Band, Chris Young, Morrissey and a Social Distortion 40th anniversary show. This year’s lineup includes The 1975, Brad Paisley, The Avett Brothers, FishFest with Chris Tomlin, Chicago and Rick Springfield, Chris Young, Sugarland, Foreigner, Incubus and 311, Megadeth and Lamb of God, Halsey, Kidz Bop Live, Disturbed, Sammy Hagar & the Circle and Whitesnake, […]

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Kings Shake Up Cocktails With Tech

A TOAST TO TECH: The Nina app connects to digital devices on liquor bottles to regulate pours. (Courtesy Golden 1 Center) With Nina system, suite patrons use app that measures pours to make drinks The Sacramento Kings have adopted another layer of self-serve technology at Golden 1 Center. The NBA team is expanding the use of a mobile system for ordering mixed drinks in premium spaces after testing it in five suites and one loft at the 5-year-old facility. It follows Zippin, the big leagues’ first checkout-free convenience store, which debuted in October. The new hard liquor system, developed by Nina, an 18-month-old Israeli firm, allows suite patrons to make cocktails using a mobile application that measures pours. It connects to a digital device on top of the liquor bottle that controls the amount of alcohol being poured. The Kings are acting as a beta test and at this point […]

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