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ICON Venue Group Formed

DENVER, CO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — AEG and Romani Group announced earlier this week that they will join together to create ICON Venue Group.

AEG and Romani Group will bring together the combined experience of working at such venues as the Pepsi Center, Invesco Field, Comiskey Park, the Staples Center and The Forum. By combining these two moguls of the sports and entertainment industry ICON hopes to provide unsurpassed management services for venues worldwide including project feasibility, financing, site selection and acquisition, facility programming, design development, construction management, sponsorship sales and servicing, venue commissioning and start-up and ongoing operations.

Timothy J. Leiweke, President & CEO of AEG, explained the choice of Tim Romani as the CEO of the new company. "We've known and worked with Tim Romani and his company for many years and believe he is one of the very best venue developers and managers in our industry. He is the perfect person to guide this new venture. The team Tim has assembled to lead ICON has unparalleled, hands-on experience working on some of the most challenging, creative and exciting sports and entertainment venues around the world, on each and every occasion delivering them on time and on budget. That is the foundation upon which ICON Venue Group has been built."

ICON is already providing exclusive program management services for AEG developed venues like the National Arena in Berlin, the Millennium Dome in London and Sprint Center in Kansas City. As Tim Romani explained, “City leaders and team owners throughout the U.S. and abroad have a need for the support of a company that can guide landmark projects safely and successfully through design and construction and provide event programming and venue operations.”

The commissioner of Major League Soccer, for whom ICON is working on projects in New Jersey and Chicago, raved about the new company. “The team at ICON is unrivaled by anyone else in the industry and their track record for developing outstanding facilities is second to none,” he said. “With a management philosophy centered on quality and accountability, as well as the combined experience of both AEG and Romani Group, ICON is a truly unique partner for those looking to develop the very best in sports and entertainment facilities.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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