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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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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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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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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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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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Starr Butler-Jemison will join OVG360 – the venue management, venue services, and hospitality division of Oak View Group – as senior vice president of content development and private events.

Starr Butler-Jemison Joins OVG360 Executive Team

Content and booking professional Starr Butler-Jemison will join OVG360 as senior vice president of content development and private events. Butler-Jemison will start July 5 and oversee a new division focused on private functions, major corporate events and content development across the OVG360 universe of 300-plus arenas, stadiums and convention centers. She will be based in […]

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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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Greg O’Dell Named OVG360 President for Venue Management

Greg O’Dell will be leaving his role at Events DC to join OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, as the organization’s president for venue management starting in April. O’Dell will lead the venue management line of business within OVG360, overseeing venue operations for more than 230 properties. O’Dell’s appointment follows OVG’s acquisition of Spectra, […]

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