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UPCOMING:  UBS Arena, New York’s newest big league facility, opens in the fall of 2021 at historic Belmont Park. Hank Abate, president of OVG Facilities and the arena’s general manager, will discuss the $1.5 billion project with Dan Griffis, president of OVG Global Partnerships, which sold the venue’s naming rights.

Tune in on Thursday, August 6th 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT on Facebook.com/VenuesNow.

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VIDEO: Bill Reeves and Lance K.C. Jackson, Co-Founders, Roadies of Color United International

With over 40 years of success in the live production business, one would think tours of every stripe would be lining up to hire the eminently qualified Lance “K.C.” Jackson and Bill Reeves as tour or production managers. Unfortunately, for over four decades in an industry lacking in racial diversity and inclusion, no major tour by a white artist ever called. Their organization Roadies of Color United International is actively working to change that.

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VIDEO: Join us for a live conversation with venues industry veteran and author Adonis “Sporty” Jeralds. Currently senior clinical instructor in the Sport & Entertainment Management Department at the University of South Carolina, Jeralds is a Certified Venues Executive who managed the Charlotte Coliseum for 15 years. He and VenuesNow reporter James Zoltak will discuss challenges facing the industry, including the unprecedented effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the role venues play in their communities, diversity issues and the importance of mentoring.

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VIDEO: Steve Mattson, General Manager, Tom Conroy, VP Operations and Rob Johnson, VP Sustainability and Transportation discusses the challenges and triumphs of Climate Pledge Arena.

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VIDEO: Kamilah Forbes is the Executive Producer of the ‘World Famous’ Apollo and an award-winning director and producer inspired by and committed to the development of works by, for and about the Hip-Hop generation.

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VIDEO: Sprint Center’s Brenda Tinnen remains hopeful that her arena, situated in a hotbed of college basketball, will reopen its doors in November with a men’s tournament, followed by the highly anticipated Kansas-Missouri game.

 

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VIDEO: Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corp., will sit down for a video interview with VenuesNow reporter and editor James Zoltak as part the VenuesNow Digital Sessions.

 

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VIDEO: Texas Rangers exec talks about Globe Life Field coming to life

Globe Life Field, the Texas Rangers’ new $1.2 billion stadium, is starting to see some activity. Players are working out at the venue and about one-third of the front-office staff gathered there over the past week, according to Rob Matwick, the team’s executive vice president of business operations.

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VIDEO: Architects Jonathan O’Neil Cole of Pendulum Studio and Chris Lamberth of Tvsdesign Architecture & Design sat down with VenuesNow Senior Editor Don Muret to discuss the design of venues and how the traditional development of arenas, stadiums and convention centers will adjust over time.

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VIDEO: Brad Mayne, president and CEO of the International Association of Venue Managers, spoke to VenuesNow Senior Editor Don Muret on April 30 in a live streaming interview as part of the VenuesNow One-on-One Sessions video series.

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Video: Mike Plutino, founder and CEO of Food Service Matters, has more than 35 years of experience in food service and hospitality.

Consultant gives insight on venue food service post-virus in a live streaming interview as part of the VenuesNow One-on-One Sessions video series.

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