MOON TOWNSHIP, PA (CelebrityAccess) — Irving Azoff and Tim Leiweke’s OVG Facilities has been awarded a management contract for the under-construction UPMC Events Center at Robert Morris University.
The 161,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility, which will serve as home court to the school’s NCAA basketball team The Colonials, is under construction on the university’s Moon Township campus.
OVG Facilities contract with Robert Morris includes both booking and operational services at the 4,000-plus-seat arena, which has been dubbed the Peoples Court as part of a naming rights agreement.
The complex also includes an 11,000-square-foot conference and meeting space for campus events and outside organizations. The facility will host all RMU athletic games for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball, as well as provide a venue for other events, such as concerts, commencement, featured speakers, banquets, and much more.
The $43 million UPMC Events Center is the largest capital project in the school’s history and has attracted several corporate sponsors, including UPMC, Peoples, Koppers, Eat ‘n’ Park, PNC, P.J. Dick, Pepsi, and PGT Trucking.
“The UPMC Events Center is a remarkable complex, and we are thrilled the university has selected us to operate it,” said Oak View Group’s Co-Chairman of Facilities, Peter Luukko. “It’s a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility, and we can’t wait to see the impact it will have on the university and community. Our team is well versed in what it takes to open university complexes, and we are diligently working towards opening the events center. We look forward to becoming part of the community.”