(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The management contract for the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim has been finalized. After 10 years, Nederlander Concerts will no longer manage the venue. Anaheim Arena Management LLC (AAM) is taking over the operations of the venue immediately. With the transition of the new management contract, the Pond will now be available to all concert promoters.
"The Arrowhead Pond has enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Nederlander Concerts for the past 10 years, which has brought over 250 concerts to the venue,” said Tim Ryan, the new president of AAM. "We look forward to continuing the relationship with them for many years to come."
"The partnership that Nederlander has cultivated with Tim and his team over the years has garnered such acts as Barbra Streisand, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and Simon and Garfunkel among others, "said Ken Scher, executive vice president Nederlander Concerts. "We plan to continue bringing top-quality entertainment to the venue and play a key role in the bookings."
Nederlander's bookings for 2004 at the Pond include Bette Midler, Sarah Brightman and Bill Gaither. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen