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VisitPITTSBURGH Introduces Health Commitment

VisitPITTSBURGH is proud to present the Pittsburgh Global Health & Safety Commitment, a pledge between the hospitality and tourism communities and the region’s residents and visitors in focusing on health and safety protocols ranging in places from the Pittsburgh International Airport to sports venues, businesses, transportation operations, restaurants, hotels and more. The PGH Commitment adheres […]

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ASM Global, Brookfield Properties to Redevelop San Diego Sports Arena District

The pair of ASM Global and Brookfield Properties has been selected by the city of San Diego to redevelop the surrounding property of the San Diego Sports Arena into a new destination and mixed-use entertainment district. The new destination will incorporate public parks, housing, office space and an entertainment venue. The project is projected to […]

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Al Rojas Named General Manager of Oklahoma City Convention Center

Hospitality industry veteran Al Rojas has been appointed as general manager of the new Oklahoma City Convention Center. The ASM Global-managed venue is expected to open in early 2021 and will feature a 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall with 45,000 square foot of meeting space and a 30,000-square-foot ballroom. Rojas will begin the position September 1. “We […]

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Esports Arena Planned for Port San Antonio

Port San Antonio, a technology campus that is home to aerospace, cybersecurity, defense, robotics and other advanced operations in the Texas city, has announced plans to build a 2,500-seat esports arena. The plan was included as part of several upgrades recently approved by the Port San Antonio Board of Directors to advance the organization’s “Tech […]

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The inside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during game action between the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints.

Superdome Naming Rights Deal To Expire in New Orleans

The home of the New Orleans Saints and host to many of the biggest sporting events in the United States will have a new name in the near future after the NFL team confirmed that the Superdome‘s naming rights agreement with Mercedes-Benz will end after 2021. Greg Bensel, the Saints’ senior vice president of communications, […]

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Gregg Caren Tapped to Lead Philadelphia CVB

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has named longtime ASM Global executive Gregg Caren to the position of president and CEO. Caren most recently served as the executive vice president, sales and strategic business development for ASM Global, formerly SMG, which operates 350 venues worldwide. He has also served in a variety of senior leadership […]

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The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Panelists: Cities Have Opportunity to Innovate Post-COVID in Sports

Cities that plan never again to do business as usual will have a step ahead on others when sports events re-emerge from a post-coronavirus landscape, panelists said during the Sports ETA webinar “Seven New Directions and Opportunities for Cities in the Aftermath of COVID-19.” “Getting back to normal is no longer an option, we are […]

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ASM Global Plans Hygiene Protocol for Reopening

ASM Global has planned a new environmental hygiene protocol in response to evolving guest expectations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, using VenueShield at more than 325 facilities around the world. VenueShield will utilize hygienic safeguards that serve ASM Global’s clients, guests, staff, teams, talent and visitors. Protocols will vary based on the venue and will […]

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ASM Global Names Louisville Event Booking Director

Taki Pappas, who has more than two decades of experience in the sports and entertainment industry, has been hired by ASM Global as director of event booking and business development for the KFC Yum! Center, Lynn Family Stadium and Norton Health Sports Athletics & Learning Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Pappas will work to drive content […]

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