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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, Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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Superdome Renovations Approved

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, one of the iconic venues in sports, will undergo a series of renovations to modernize the fan experience with the first phase of a $450 million renovation approved recently by the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District. The home of the New Orleans Saints, plus the Allstate Sugar Bowl, seven Super Bowls and Continue Reading

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Cincinnati Arena Gets New Naming Rights Sponsor

The home of the ECHL Kelly Cup champions Cincinnati Cyclones has a new name, with the facility’s naming rights purchased by Heritage Bank. The Heritage Bank Center’s naming rights have been up for bid since the summer. Heritage Bank Chairman Chris Caddell said at a press conference that the contract is a 10-year deal but Continue Reading

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ASM Global Acquires Tom Benson Stadium in Ohio

ASM Global will become the new management firm for the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, as part of the Hall of Fame Village that is the centerpiece each summer for the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium joins other major stadiums managed by ASM Continue Reading

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