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ASM Global’s San Antonio Tech Port Center + Arena Opens to Sold-Out Crowds

ASM Global has officially opened the Tech Port Center + Arena in San Antonio, which includes a 24-hour gaming area and 2,500-seat technology arena plus a food and beverage offering unique to the live event industry. Tech Port is an expansive community project combining a sports arena, food hall and museum/conference/special event space which will […]

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Fans watch the eighth race from the grandstands before the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ASM Global Plans Louisville Events Around Kentucky Derby

ASM Global will activate a series of live events in Louisville, Kentucky, timed around the running of the May 7 Kentucky Derby. As part of the company’s ASM Global Acts initiative, the venues it manages in the city — the KFC Yum! Center, Lynn Family Stadium and Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center— will offer […]

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Charles Beirne to Lead Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center

ASM Global has appointed Charles Beirne as general manager of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Beirne has worked at the company since 2006, most recently as general manager of the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in California. The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is undergoing a $1.3 billion expansion project. Improvements […]

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Joe Giordano Joins Oak View Group as Vice President of Arena & Stadium Alliance

Joe Giordano is joining Oak View Group as vice president of the arena and stadium alliance, a collection of 38 venues in North America that provides a united platform for booking, content development, procurement and sponsorship sales opportunities. Giordano replaces Jeff Nickler, who will become senior vice president and general manager of the Moody Center […]

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ASM Global Adds Kelvin Moore, John Page to Convention Center Division

ASM Global has announced two key executive promotions to the convention center division with Kelvin Moore as regional vice president and John Page as regional general manager. Moore currently serves as the regional general manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a position he has held since 2018. Page is a 24-year-ASM Global veteran who has […]

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Paul Jansen Tapped as New General Manager of Mayo Civic Center

Paul Jansen has been named the new general manager of the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota, by venue operator ASM Global. Jansen brings over 25 years of facility management and event execution experience to the Mayo Civic Center. He spent the majority of his career with the Bradley Center Sports & Entertainment Corporation in […]

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Oklahoma City’s Paycom Center to Undergo Improvements

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to approve final plans and specifications for new seating at Paycom Center with Populous developing a master plan for the renovations to enhance the guest experience at the arena. The plans were approved as part of the city’s Metropolitan Area Projects plan, or MAPS 4. MAPS 4 is a […]

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Eileen Krause cleans condiment dispensers on the main concourse of Ball Arena before an NHL game between the New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche on March 11, 2020, in Denver. Cleaning and sanitization within sports venues, especially indoors, has become a key component in making fans feels comfortable attending events during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Future of Sports Venues After COVID: Contactless Technology, Deep Cleaning Among Top Priorities

From the growth of professional venues that can become as much about entertainment as the game itself, to collegiate venues that are professional in everything but name, and even youth and recreation complexes that promote themselves as giving a professional experience to pre-teen athletes, there are few things in the sports industry that have changed […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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ASM Global to Leverage Facial Verification Through Partnership with PopID

Pechanga Arena in San Diego will become the first ASM Global-managed facility to use facial verification for ticketing at events as part of a new partnership with technology company PopID, with plans to expand it to other ASM arenas. ASM Global and PopID will begin verifying payments and authenticating tickets via facial recognition within San […]

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