CES Panel
From left: Ken Martin, Skarpi Hedinsson, Katee LaPoff, Heather Brooks Karatz and Angela Ruggiero at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.

CES 2023 Panel Discusses the Sports Industry’s Path to Growth

CES 2023 has invaded Las Vegas, with thousands of exhibitors and patrons spread out across the city as it celebrates its 25th year in Sin City. The sports industry is always a topic of discussion among the 200 conference sessions. The session “Technology and Acquiring the Fluid Fan: The Sports Industry’s Path to Growth” brought […]

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CFG Bank Arena

Oak View Group, CFG Bank Announce Naming Rights Deal for Baltimore Venue

The renovated venue in Baltimore scheduled to open in February 2023 will be called CFG Bank Arena after a multi-year naming rights agreement announced Monday by Oak View Group and CFG Bank, which is headquartered in the city. In addition to securing naming rights to the arena, CFG Bank’s agreement includes prominent exterior and interior […]

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State Farm Arena

Oak View Group Creates Program to Combat Climate Change

Oak View Group, the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, Fenway Sports Group, and Jason F. McLennan have joined forces to accelerate the sports industry’s response to climate change with the GOAL program. GOAL, which stands for Green Operations and Advanced Leadership, will provide venues with a tactical roadmap, tracking tools, a library of resources […]

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Mullett Arena
The new 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Arizona State University has been named after Don Mullett and family.

Arizona State Honors Mullett Family With Arena Name

Arizona State University announced the new on-campus multi-purpose arena will be named Mullett Arena in recognition of Donald “Donze” and Barbara Mullett‘s commitment to ASU and Sun Devil Athletics. Mullett Arena, which is managed and operated by Oak View Group, will host Sun Devil hockey, gymnastics and wrestling, as well as concerts, family shows, community […]

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OVG

OVG Names Wesley Cullen as VP of International Venue Development

Oak View Group has announced the appointment of Wesley Cullen as vice president of international venue development. Cullen will be based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and will report to Brian Kabatznick, OVG’s executive vice president of business development, facilities international. Cullen will identify and develop sports and entertainment venues worldwide, including new venue opportunities […]

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OVG Hospitality

Oak View Group Acquires Spectrum Catering, Concessions & Event Services

Oak View Group has acquired Spectrum Catering, Concessions & Event Services to grow its OVG Hospitality division. Spectrum, headquartered in Houston, has overseen the hospitality experience at major sporting events, such as the PGA Tour, NCAA Final Four March Madness Festivals, Davis Cup tennis, and the USA Diving national championships. “Hard work and integrity are […]

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Oak View Group has announced Kim Stone will be president of UBS Arena and executive vice president of OVG East Coast beginning August 1.

Oak View Group Adds Kim Stone to Executive Team

Oak View Group has announced Kim Stone as president of UBS Arena and executive vice president of OVG East Coast. Stone will be based in Belmont Park, New York, and oversee all UBS Arena business and building operations. She will also be responsible for all OVG East Coast owned and operated properties, including Baltimore Arena, […]

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FirstOntarioArena

Hamilton Arena Plans Extensive Renovation

Oak View Group’s new Canadian division has its first project as the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton will undergo renovations starting in 2023 as part of a new entertainment district that will be privately financed by the Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group LP, a consortium of investors, development partners and venue operators. The home of the […]

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OVG
Oak View Group has announced Kim Stone will be president of UBS Arena and executive vice president of OVG East Coast beginning August 1.

Oak View Group Launches Canadian Division

The Oak View Group has launched a new division focused on the Canadian sports and entertainment industry — OVG Canada. The formation of OVG Canada will provide strategic services in the areas of venue development and management, booking and content development, sponsorship brand consulting, and third-party partnership sales. Tom Pistore, president of OVG Canada, will […]

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Frozen 4 Preview Hockey
A statue of Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux, left, stands in front of the PPG Paints Arena in downtown Pittsburgh in 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins and Fenway Sports Group Select Oak View Group to Manage PPG Paints Arena

OVG360, the venue management division of Oak View Group, has been selected to manage PPG Paints Arena, the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The home of the Penguins will be the third NHL facility that OVG360 manages in addition to this season’s two new venues in the league — the New York Islanders’ UBS Arena […]

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