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  1. Peter Luukko, President, COO of Comcast-Spectacor, Resigns; Dave Scott Named Acting President

    December 02, 2013 6:15 PM EST Peter Luukko, president and COO, of Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company is resigning to “pursue other entrepreneurial activities,” according to a company release. Dave Scott, recently retired EVP and CFO for ...

  2. Comcast-Spectacor's Peter Luukko Talks Venue Management, the Booming Arena Market and What's Next

    July 23, 2012 2:26 PM EDT This is the extended version of an interview with Comcast Spectacor/Global Spectrum's Peter Luukko that appeared in this week's Billboard Magazine. You can subscribe to Billboard Magazine right here . Sitting in his corner office at the ...

  3. Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied Global Spectrum COO John Page is a big man with a big office in a big building in the big town of Philadelphia. And he has a big responsibility in overseeing the company, report ...

  4. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  5. Drake to Perform at NHL All-Star Game

    January 24, 2012 11:47 AM EST Drake, the hip-hop pride of Toronto, will toast the Canadian pastime of choice when he performs at the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game, which will be held in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday (Jan. 29). The rapper will be joined by New York singer-rapp ...

  6. James Dolan, Cablevision President and CEO, Joins Live Nation Board

    July 01, 2011 8:32 AM EDT James Dolan, president and chief executive officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation was elected to the Live Nation board of directors on Tuesday, according to documents filed with the SEC Thursday. The addition adds substantial media heft to the ...

  7. Industry Veteran Frank Jirik Dies

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Influential sports and entertainment executive Frank J. Jirik died on April 30 from lymphona in Lakeville, Minn. He was 69. Jirik spent 40 years in the sports and entertainment industry, including stints with the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Nor ...

  8. Def Leppard To Kickoff NHL Season

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Def Leppard will help kickoff the upcoming National Hockey League (NHL) 2008-09 season on Thursday, Oct. 9. The band is the headlining act for the league's opening night bash, dubbed "NHL Face-Off Rocks 2008," and will perform their ...

  9. Halbert Rises At Comcast-Spectacor

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor has elevated Jay Halbert to executive VP of finance and CFO. Based in Philadelphia, Halbert replaces Sandy Lipstein, who recently retired after 20-plus years with the company. In h ...

  10. Sundin Joins Universal, Sources Say

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran Sony BMG Nordic executive Per Sundin has changed camp, well informed sources tell Billboard.biz. Sundin is joining Universal Music as managing director of its Swedish company. Sources say Sundin will report in his new role to Vico Antippas ...

  11. After Canada, Big & Rich To Take Break From Road

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich's upcoming and first-ever Canadian tour will likely be the genre-bending duo's last for a while. The long-lasting effects of a car accident involving a drunk driver a few years ago will sideline the duo's Big Kenny Al ...

  12. Jay-Z To Rename Arena?

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam CEO Jay-Z, who’s also a co-owner of NBA's New Jersey Nets, is making a bid to rename and rebrand the Continental Airlines Arena with his Rocawear Clothing line. The stadium, which is located in East Rutherford, NJ, is currently home t ...

  13. AEG Inks Deal For Prudential Center

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has nailed down the contract with the NHL's New Jersey Devils to manage the new Prudential Center in Newark. Additionally, AEG's national concert touring division, AEG Live, will book concerts and other ...

  14. Glendale Arena Renamed Jobing.com Arena

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes signage, variety of additional advertising. Arizona’s Glendale Arena and National Hockey League’s Phoenix Coyotes revealed Oct. 25 that Jobing.com has acquired naming rights to the 18,000-seat venue. The new moniker of the venue is n ...

  15. Huge Sales Continue For Billy Joel's Return

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST N.Y., Boston, Philly, Phoenix sell-out. N.Y., Boston, Philly, Phoenix sell-out. News ...

  16. Comcast-Spectacor Ventures President Expands Role

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Peter Luukko becomes president and COO. Veteran venue and entertainment executive Peter Luukko, the president of Comcast-Spectacor Ventures, will expand his duties and become president and COO of Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports an ...

  17. Anaheim Arena Ups Key Execs

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT O'Donnell named senior VP/GM of the Pond. Several executives have earned new duties within Anaheim Arena Management. Mike O'Donnell, formerly VP/COO for AAM, has been named senior VP/GM of Arrowhead Pond. Bob Wagner, currently serving as ...

  18. Financier Suing Ovitz Over '98 Business-Venture Deal

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Ovitz's legal woes continued Feb. 24 when he was sued by financier Ronald Burkle over a 7-year-old Internet business and other ventures. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michael Ovitz's legal woes continued Feb. 24 when he was sued by ...

  19. Nashville's Gaylord Needs New Name

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville is seeking a new naming-rights sponsor. The 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville is seeking a new naming-rights sponsor. The venue's primary tenants -- National Hockey ...

  20. Tower Sale Still In The Works

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although the efforts of financial company Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst to acquire Tower Records appear to have hit a roadblock, the chain's management and owners are still working toward a potential Although the efforts of financial comp ...

  21. Sony BMG Names Nordic MDs

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sundin, Midtveit, Daldorp, Valtanen step up. Sundin, Midtveit, Daldorp, Valtanen step up. News ...

  22. Olympia Entertainment Names President

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Randy Lippe has been promoted to president of Olympia Entertainment in Detroit. Lippe will oversee all operations for Olympia Entertainment events and venues, including the Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Aren Randy Lippe has been promoted to president of ...