Claire Rothman, a pioneer among women in venue management, is back in the spotlight, 27 years after she retired as president and general manager of the Forum in Inglewood, California. Continue Reading Claire Rothman, Star Of Stage And StreamRead More
Oak View Group, the global venue development, advisory and investment company, has officially rebranded its OVG Facilities division and its recent Spectra acquisition as OVG360, offering a set of service companies meeting the needs of all aspects of the venue business. Continue Reading OVG Facilities & Spectra Officially Unite As ‘OVG360’Read More
The Miami Marlins and loanDepot park, the MLB team’s home stadium, has joined Oak View Group’s Stadium Alliance, the team and OVG announced today. Continue Reading Miami’s loanDepot park joins OVG Stadium AllianceRead More
Two days before he died, Davin “Dave” Olsen was in search of a Zamboni. Olsen had just started a six-week stint as interim manager of American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, home of minor league hockey’s Ice Rays. Continue Reading Venue Industry Mourns Dave Olsen’s DeathRead More
Acrisure, a rapidly expanding financial technology company, has signed a 10-year naming-rights deal with Oak View Group for the new American Hockey League arena under construction near Palm Springs, California. Continue Reading Acrisure puts name on Palm Springs arenaRead More
Shortly after completing its merger with Spectra, venue developer, operator and investment company Oak View Group has announced Kenneth Gaber will lead the company’s hospitality division as OVG Facilities president of food services. Continue Reading OVG Facilities Taps Ken Gaber To Lead Hospitality GroupRead More
Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai opened in 2019 but hasn’t had a full normal of operation thanks to the pandemic, but Mark Jan Kar, the venue’s general manager, says that has made it more crucial to diversify the event mix with sports like indoor cricket, ice hockey boxing and tennis and content from places like India and Russia.
While what exactly went wrong and who is to blame will wind its way through court and investigations over the course of years, there are already some clear takeaways and room for improvement following the deadly Astroworld festival disaster in Houston. Continue Reading Astroworld: IAVM’s Mark Herrera’s Six Ways To Mitigate Risk During A Crowd CrisisRead More