Sports in California

  1. AEG CEO Tim Leiweke On Impending Sale: 'We Won't Miss a Beat'

    September 20, 2012 3:28 PM EDT According to Anschutz Entertainment Group President/CEO Tim Leiweke, if a press release had never been issued regarding the potential sale of AEG two days ago, "No one would have ever noticed the change." While the announcement of AEG be ...

  2. Fans Push Reventon Super Estrella To Nearly Sell Out L.A. Concert In One Day

    June 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Reventón Super Estrella, one of the most successful Latin radio-hosted concerts in the country, is celebrating this year's 15th installment in Los Angeles with eight longtime established Latin rock acts, including Café Tacvba, Enanitos Verdes ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Tim Leiweke

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 9 Tim Leiweke President/CEO Anschutz Entertainment Group Twitter: @AEGworldwide The Man With The Plan... Tim Leiweke is the man whom enigmatic billionaire Phillip Anschutz trusted to build a sports and entertainment empire, and Leiweke has del ...

  4. Compass Group North America Purchases 49% Interest in AEG Facilities

    November 23, 2011 4:10 PM EST Compass Group North America announced today that they have purchased a 49% interest in AEG Facilities, a subsidiary of AEG that operates venues across five continents. The company said in a statement that "This marks a further step forward in ...

  5. Latin Power Players: Rebeca Leon

    August 01, 2011 11:05 PM EDT Rebeca Leon VP of Latin talent, AEG Live/Goldenvoice From the four Maná sellouts at Los Angeles' Staples Center -- a record for a Latin act -- to the newly announced Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull/ Prince Royce tour, Rebeca Leon has run the gamut f ...

  6. Mana Joins Britney Spears As Only Artists To Headline Eight Staples Center Shows

    June 21, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Maná, the biggest-selling or -touring Latin rock act in the world, joins Britney Spears as the only artists to headline eight concerts at Staples Center. The band, which sold out four shows in Los Angeles at Staples June 23-26, will also equal the ...

  7. AEG Acquires Streaming Media Firm Incited Media

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG has acquired streaming media management and production firm Incited Media as part of an effort to expand its services into the broadband Internet and mobile content space. The company will merge Incited Media into its AEG Productions division, ...

  8. Movie Theaters To Show Jackson Memorial Service

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Only a small number of fans will be able to attend Michael Jackson's memorial service. But others may be able to watch it in movie theaters all over the country. Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is carrying the Los Angeles memorial service on it ...

  9. Michael Jackson Memorial Gets 1.6 Million Ticket Requests

    July 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The more than 1.6 million fans who registered for tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service will wait until Monday to learn if they received one of the 11,000 tickets for Tuesday's ceremony. The two-day registration period for the se ...

  10. AEG Giving Away 17,500 Tickets To Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG announced the ticketing process for the Michael Jackson memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Beginning Friday until 6 p.m. PDT Saturday, people can go to staplescenter.com to register for a total of 17,500 free tickets ...

  11. AEG To Distribute 11,000 Tix For Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eleven thousand free tickets will be made available to the general public for Tuesday's memorial service for Michael Jackson, announced Staples Center owner AEG. A press conference will be held at the Los Angeles venue tomorrow (Friday) at 10 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. AEG CEO Slams LN-TM Merger During Billboard Keynote

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster is clearly not in the best interest of the music business or the consumer, according Anschutz Entertainment Group president/CEO Tim Leiweke. The proposed merger "troubles us," Leiw ...

  14. AEG Launching HD Studio In Downtown L.A.

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sports and entertainment entity AEG said Wednesday that it has created AEG Prods., a multiplatform HD studio under construction near the Staples Center. The $15 million facility will overlook L.A. Live, the recently opened residential and entertai ...

  15. Conga Room, Goldenvoice Sign Booking Deal

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin music venue and restaurant the Conga Room, part of the $2.5 billion L.A. Live sports and entertainment project in Los Angeles, has signed an exclusive deal with AEG Live concert promotion arm Goldenvoice for exclusive talent booking. Goldenv ...

  16. AEG, Mark Burnett Partner For Live Events

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sports and live entertainment presenter AEG and Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) have partnered to develop and produce live entertainment events, tours and other related programming across a variety of venues, including arenas, amphitheaters, theate ...

  17. AEG Facilities Adds San Antonio's AT&T Center

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has signed a venue service agreement with the AT&T Center in San Antonio. AEG Facilities COO Bob Newman announced the agreement. As part of the deal, AEG F ...

  18. Brooks Grosses $3.8M In Two Day L.A. Run

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The figures are in for Garth Brooks' historic run at the 20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the country artist played five concerts between Jan. 25-26 to raise money for those affected by the October 2007 blazes in Southern Cali ...

  19. Kimmel To Host AMAs

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to return as host of the American Music Awards this year, which is scheduled for November 18 on ABC. The American Music Awards will be the first awards show or broadcast event to take place in the 7,100 seat Noki ...

  20. Eagles, Dixie Chicks Add L.A. Nokia Dates

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles and Dixie Chicks have added four more concert dates to help open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles this October. As previously reported , the Eagles/Dixie Chicks co-bill will perform Oct. 18 and 20. In addition, t ...

  21. Eagles, Dixie Chicks To Open New L.A. Theater

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles and Dixie Chicks are set to open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in L.A. Oct. 18 and 20. Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 7. The two acts have partnered with iloveallaccess.com to give fans VIP packages for the concerts, according to ...

  22. AEG Expands Facilities Team

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities, a division of AEG, has tapped Eric Bresler as VP of event booking and development. He will based in the company's Los Angeles headquarters and report to Bob Newman, COO of AEG Facilities. In his newly created role, Bresler wil ...

  23. AEG Taps Stevens To Oversee New Unit

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of its ongoing strategy to increase its presence in the live entertainment space, Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has tapped Eric Stevens as president of its new unit AEG Events & Media. In his new role, Stevens wi ...

  24. The Police Add Two High-Profile Gigs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in E ...

  25. Police Dates Sell Out, More Shows Added

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and more shows were added. The band will also announce soon shows for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for June 23, and McAfee Stadium in Oakland for June 13. On S ...

  26. AEG Hires Four Key Execs

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a continuing effort to acquire venues in key markets, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has hired four executives to further assist in developing and promoting live entertainment in its national and international facilities. AEG Facilities, a ...

  27. AEG, Citizen Bank Reveal Naming Deal

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and the city of Ontario, Calif., have entered into a 10-year naming rights deal with the Citizen Business Bank, for an upcoming 11,000-seat sports and entertainment Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and the city ...

  28. Forum Operators Sue For Lack Of Bookings

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday (Sept. 6) claiming that L.A. Arena Company, a subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group, violated an exclusive bookin The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. ...

  29. Forum Operators Sue For Lack Of Bookings

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday (Sept. 6) claiming that L.A. Arena Company, a subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group, violated an exclusive bookin The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. ...

  30. London's Millennium Dome Gets Concerts Facelift

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Maligned venue to be refurbished for 2007 opening. The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a new name and re-positioned as London's biggest indoor live-music destination. Following a deal unveiled today (May 25) between Anschut ...

  31. Deal Gives New Life To London's Millennium Dome

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a new name and re-positioned as London's biggest indoor live-music destination. Following a deal unveiled today (May 25) between U.S.-based Ansch The troubled Millennium Dome is to be res ...

  32. AEG Completes Purchase Of Manchester Arena

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has completed the acquisition of the 21,000-seat capacity Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena. The L.A.-based venues group confirmed today (Sept. 28) it has bought t Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has complet ...

  33. AEG Completes Purchase Of Manchester Arena

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has completed the acquisition of the 21,000-seat capacity Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena. The L.A.-based venues group confirmed today (Sept. 28) it has bought t Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has complet ...