December 6, 2012

USA Gymnastics Tour Sticks It

Olympics Day 4 - Gymnastics - Artistic

(from Venues Today, November 26, 2012) The Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions tour ended Nov. 17 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., after playing a total of 40 cities over 10 weeks. Their most successful date earned a total gross of $592,700 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and selling over 11,000 tickets to […]

October 17, 2012

No, You can’t use the Nets’ Specialized Lighting System

Barclays Center

(from Wall Street Journal Online, October 14, 2012) The Brooklyn Nets have been updating nearly every aspect of their team this off-season, including their new $1 billion arena. The new arena hopes to provide a winning season for the Nets, who had higher winning percentage on the road than they did at home last season. […]

October 4, 2012

Global Spectrum Teams With Live Nation In Canada

Copps Coliseum

(from Venues Today, September 26, 2012) Global Spectrum and Live Nation have partnered once more, this time for an existing project in Canada. The two companies have recently finalized a five-year management agreement for control of the Copps Coliseum and Hamilton Entertainment and Convention Facilities, which encompasses the Hamilton Convention Centre and Hamilton Place Performing […]

September 20, 2012

Arenas are Challenged to Have Skin in the Game in a Competitive Booking Climate

Sprint Center

(from Billboard, September 15, 2012) With today’s ever changing market, anything goes for entertainment venues to stay afloat. With more first-rate arenas today than there are quality tours to fill them, keeping the lights on is a challenge. To be successful venues need to be proactive. That means not being afraid to take a few […]