Sports in the United States

  1. Veritix Launches At INFIX Confab

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The newly merged Flash Seats and Vertical Alliance ticketing firms unveiled a new company name, Veritix, at the INTIX annual ticketing conference in Chicago yesterday. The new company claims it offers the most advanced end-to-end ticketing platfor ...

  2. Touring Briefs: Super Bowl XLII, Williams, AEG Live

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Philadelphia-based arena management firm Global Spectrum, which oversees operations of Glendale, Ariz.'s 63,400-seat University of Phoenix Stadium, is making preparations for this year's Super Bowl XLII , set for Feb. 3. In preparatio ...

  3. Brooks Sells Out Five L.A. Concerts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' previously announced one-off wildfire benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles quickly became five sold-out shows after organizers saw an overwhelming demand for tickets during the Dec. 1 on sale. Brooks will play fi ...

  4. AEG Pacts With Conseco Fieldhouse, E-Center

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has inked venue service agreements with Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse and West Valley City, Utah's E-Center. As part of the deals, AEG Facilities ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. ESPN Unveils New Music Push

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sports network ESPN has teamed up with numerous record labels to preview new music during its Monday Night Football and Monday Night Countdown broadcasts. The network's promotional initiative starts tonight, when snippets from Kanye West will ...

  7. Eckerson Named GM Of Citizens Business Bank Arena

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based AEG has named Steve Eckerson GM of Ontario, Calif.'s Citizens Business Bank Arena, which is scheduled to open fall 2008. He will report to Bob Newman, COO of AEG Facilities. In his new role, Eckerson will oversee all operati ...

  8. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  9. Weiss Named GM Of Mullins Center

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has promoted Ben Weiss to GM of the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass. He will report to Global Spectrum Northeast regional GM Brian Ohl, who also serves as GM of the John Labatt Centre in ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Ricky Martin Returns To States This Summer

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin's Black & White tour is returning Stateside this summer after a stint in Europe. Initial dates for the tour's second U.S. leg include Aug. 10-11 at San Juan, Puerto Rico's Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, where Martin ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. GSN Adds Three Stadiums

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has added three new venues to its organization: the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The GSN comprises 11 NFL stadiums and two Major Lea ...

  14. Counting Crows Touring With Live, Collective Soul

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a bill straight out of 1995, Counting Crows will tour minor-league baseball stadiums this summer with support from Live and Collective Soul. Third Eye Blind will also join the lineup for a handful of shows. The trek begins July 22 in Wilmington ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Martin Preps North American Trek

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin's "Black & White" tour kicks-off a seventeen-city run in the United States and Canada with an April 17 show at San Jose, California's HP Pavilion. The arena tour will wend its way through the southwestern US, C ...

  18. The Police Quickly Sell Out Stadium Shows

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parade of Police sellouts continues, with shows in Denver, Seattle and Oakland selling out over the weekend, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., selling out today (Feb. 26). On Saturday, Pepsi Center in Denver sold out, with a second ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Clarkson Revs NASCAR Deal

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former 'American Idol' Kelly Clarkson has partnered with NASCAR for the 2007 season. The deal includes an at-track concert, a TV spot, charitable endeavors, and NASCAR's awards dinner. The partnership kicks off February 18 when Clar ...

  23. Chesney Lines Up NFL Tour

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country music's top ticket seller, Kenny Chesney, will take his tour to NFL stadiums in 2007 with the "Flip Flop Summer 2007 Tour." The tour kicks off at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, on June 9. As with past tours, T ...

  24. TSO Tour Sells 500,000 Tickets Before Kickoff

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The eight-week jaunt starts Nov. 2. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has sold 500,000 tickets for its annual winter tour, prior to the jaunt’s Nov. 2 kickoff date at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia. Officials expect ticket sales to ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Global Spectrum Promotes Murphy

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named VP/GM of Philadelphia's Wachovia Center. Global Spectrum, operators of Philadelphia's Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum for arena owner Comcast-Spectacor, have named Tim Murphy the facilities' new VP and GM. Murphy will re ...

  27. Apregan To Consult GSN

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nonprofit GSN is seeking more events for stadium network. The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has brought on Jeff Apregan, president of Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Apregan Group, as a consultant. Apregan, who has worked in the live entertainment bu ...

  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. Chili Peppers To Rock NASCAR Event

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band to put on a mid-race concert May 20. NASCAR is gearing up for a first during its Nextel Cup Series All-Star Challenge May 20: a mid-race concert. For this special event, NASCAR has tapped the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will play songs from th ...

  31. SMG: Superdome's Demise Exaggerated

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will take 45-60 days to accurately assess damage. Talk of the demise of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans has been greatly exaggerated, according to officials at SMG, the Philadelphia-based management firm that runs the stadium and adjacent N ...

  32. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  33. Stones, TNT, NASCAR Team For Promo

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the help of Turner Network Television (TNT), the Rolling Stones and NASCAR have partnered for a promotional video that rolls into cinemas nationwide Sept. 2. At nearly 2 1/2 minutes, the NASCAR With the help of Turner Network Television (TNT) ...

  34. Moore Joins AEG Live

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promoter shutters Moore Ent. Veteran Nashville-based promoter Steve Moore has quietly joined the Nahville office of AEG Live as a senior VP, Billboard.biz has learned. He has shuttered his company Moore Entertainment. Moore, whose history ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. NFL Stadiums Finalize Operations

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pamela Fallon to oversee operations. The Gridiron Stadium Network, an advocacy group geared toward booking more concerts and entertainment events into National Football League stadiums, has finalized its operating organization. The GSN has elected ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Gaylord Names Ass't GM

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Greer replaces Wooley. Jim Greer has been named assistant GM of the 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. Greer replaces Mike Wooley, who resigned from the Gaylord in December to head the new Nashville office of HOK Sport+Venue+Ev ...

  40. Trenton's Sovereign Arena Gets New GM

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum, operator of the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., has promoted Eric J. Cuthbertson to GM of the 10,000-seat venue. Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum, opera ...

  41. Stadiums Team Up To Lure Tours

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venues form group to build awareness. Ten National Football League stadiums have joined forces to form the Gridiron Stadium Network, a not-for-profit advocacy group focusing on luring concerts and other events to stadiums. The GSN will lobby indus ...

  42. Scanlon Shifts To Rose Garden

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Global Spectrum vet named GM in Portland. Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has named Mike Scanlon as GM for the 20,000-seat Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. Scanlon, who reports to Global Spectrum chairman Peter Luukk ...

  43. Global Spectrum Names Rose Garden GM

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mike Scanlon to take over Portland arena. Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has named Mike Scanlon as the new GM for the 20,000-seat Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore., reporting to Global Spectrum chairman Peter Luukko. ...

  44. 3 Doors Down To Tour Behind New Set

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down will soon begin a tour in support of its upcoming release "Seventeen Days," which drops Feb. 8 via Universal. 3 Doors Down will soon begin a tour in support of its upcoming release "Seventeen Days," which drops Feb ...

  45. Worcester Centrum Sells Naming Rights

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Under a new naming-rights agreement, the Worcester (Pa.) Centrum Centre, Arena and Convention Center Complex will now be known as the DCU Center. Under a new naming-rights agreement, the Worcester (Pa.) Centrum Centre, Arena and Convention Center ...

  46. New Zealand & Australia

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When the Australian record industry gathers Oct. 17 at the Sydney Superdome for the annual Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, executives can look back on a challenging year for overall music When the Australian record industry gathers Oct ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Allen Johnson Moves To Orlando

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Allen Johnson, longtime director of the Lakeland (Fla.) Civic Center complex, is moving to the same role at the Orlando (Fla.) Centroplex, effective Sept. 27. Allen Johnson, longtime director of the Lakeland (Fla.) Civic Center complex, is moving ...

  50. SMG Names GM For Texas Venue

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has named Allan Vella as the new general manager of Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas, effective Sept. 2. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has named Allan Vella as the new general manager o ...

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