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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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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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Oak View Group Launches OVG360 Brand

Oak View Group has rebranded its OVG Facilities division after its recent acquisition of Spectra and renamed the division OVG360. The new brand will also launch a sustainability initiative aimed at giving advice to venues on how to better combat climate change. Along with its clients that includes arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, […]

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England FA Hires Oak View Group to Drive Wembley Stadium Sponsorship

Oak View Group has been hired by The Football Association in England to expand the sponsorship and content opportunities for Wembley Stadium, one of the most iconic sports venues in Europe and the world. “Wembley Stadium is a global icon, known the world over for hosting some of the most historic moments in sport and […]

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Acrisure and Oak View Group Announce 10-year Naming Rights for Coachella Valley Arena

The future home of the AHL’s Coachella Valley Firebirds will be called Acrisure Arena after Oak View Group announced a 10-year naming rights deal on Wednesday with the financial technology firm. Acrisure Arena, located in Palm Springs, California, is projected to open for the 2022-2023 American Hockey League season and host more than 150 major […]

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Oak View Group Completes Major Acquisition of Spectra

Oak View Group has completed the transaction to acquire Spectra to create one full-service live events company after Department of Justice approval, which was received this week. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The deal comes at a time when OVG recently opened Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and will open UBS Arena […]

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Revised San Diego Sports Arena, Stadium Proposal Released

Developers have released updated plans for a proposed mixed-use project in San Diego that would be on the site of the former Sports Arena, incorporating a new arena plus soccer stadium and affordable housing under the umbrella of the “Midway Village+” moniker. Plans for 49-acre Sports Arena site include affordable housing for low-income and middle-income […]

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Legacy Sports USA, Oak View Group Announce 10-Year Naming Rights Deal for Bell Bank Park

Legacy Sports USA and Oak View Group Facilities have announced a 10-year naming rights partnership with Bell Bank for a 320-acre complex in Mesa, Arizona that will be the largest of its kind in North America. Bell Bank Park, at a cost of over $280 million, is designed to host youth and amateur sports teams […]

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Steve Fraser Named Coachella Valley Arena President

Oak View Group has named Steve Fraser as president of Coachella Valley Arena and its to-be-named American Hockey League expansion team that will be based in Palm Desert, California, as the top affiliate of the newest National Hockey League team, the Seattle Kraken. Prior to joining OVG, Fraser served as vice president of business operations […]

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Oak View Group Names Chris Granger as New CEO

Oak View Group has hired Chris Granger, who has been tapped to serve as chief executive officer of the venue management company’s facilities division. Granger’s appointment comes days after Oak View Group announced plans to merge with food and beverage and hospitality provider Spectra to create a new full-service live events company. Before joining Oak […]

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