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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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The new signage for Climate Pledge Arena atop the iconic roof of the venue adds to the downtown lights in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Climate Pledge Arena)

Oak View Group Inks Deal with Ticketmaster to Provide Ticketing Services at Venues

Oak View Group and Ticketmaster have announced a partnership at six of OVG’s new arenas including New York’s UBS Arena, Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, Austin’s Moody Center, Coachella Valley Arena in Palm Desert, Calif., Savannah Arena and Co-op Live in Manchester, England. Continuing a longstanding NHL partnership, Ticketmaster will expand its relationship with the New […]

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OVG, Thirty-Five Ventures Line Up $150 Million Contract For Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena

Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore will have $150 million invested in renovations under an agreement backed by Oak View Group and Thirty-Five Ventures, an investment firm led by NBA star Kevin Durant. Opening in 1962 as the Baltimore Civic Center, Royal Farms Arena was once home to the NBA’s Baltimore Bullets until the team […]

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Sharecare, Oak View Group Partner on Health Protocol Verified Program

Sharecare has launched an enhanced version of its health security solution for sports venues, known as “Verified,” with the goal of helping venues restore fan confidence and mitigate risks associated with COVID-19 and other public health events. The Verified program focuses on large-capacity venues including people movement, player/performer protocols, and up-to-date public health recommendations and […]

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Oak View Group Names Verizon as 5G and Technology Partner

Oak View Group is partnering with Verizon to become the exclusive 5G and wireless partner New York’s UBS Arena, Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena and Palm Springs’ Coachella Valley Arena. The deal will bring 5G Ultra Wideband to the arenas, which will have the ability to use the technology for public safety, access, concessions, crowd management […]

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The new signage for Climate Pledge Arena atop the iconic roof of the venue adds to the downtown lights in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Climate Pledge Arena)

Climate Pledge Arena Combines Sports With Sustainability

Building any new major sports venue would be a time-consuming task potentially fraught with issues during the best of times. Working on a nearly $1 billion renovation to a local landmark during a pandemic would appear to be even more challenging. Instead, the good-as-new Climate Pledge Arena is on track to host one of the […]

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