LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Oak View Group, the sports and entertainment consultancy and investment company launched by former AEG CEO Tim Leiweke and backed by Irving Azoff has announced the charter members of its Arena Alliance.
The initial charter members of the Arena Alliance are: AT&T Center (San Antonio), Air Canada Center (Toronto), Amalie Arena (Tampa Bay), BB&T Center (Ft. Lauderdale), Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis), Chase Center (San Francisco), Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh), First Niagara Center (Buffalo), The Forum (Los Angeles), Golden1 Credit Union Center (Sacramento), Little Caesars Arena (Detroit), Madison Square Garden (Las Vegas), Madison Square Garden (New York), Pepsi Center (Denver), Philips Arena (Atlanta), Prudential Center (Newark), Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland), Rogers Arena (Vancouver), Scottrade Center (St. Louis), The United Center (Chicago) Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) and Xcel Energy Center (St. Paul).
“We are honored to be working with such an auspicious group of charter members. Our members include some of the most recognizable names in sports and entertainment. The Alliance was created in order to maximize their assets and resources on a national scale,” said Tim Leiweke.
"The Alliance will create a transparency for artists, promoters and other content creators to collaborate and elevate the fan experience, while generating more profitability for artists, buildings and promoters," added Irving Azoff.
The alliance, announced more than a year ago when the company was launched, is an invitation-only group of major market arenas and stadiums that are unaffiliated with a venue management company. The alliance aims to leverage their combined scale and resources to create new revenue streams, sponsorship and access to sports and live entertainment content. – Staff Writers