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AEG will manage the snappily named Buenos Aires Arena (BAA), its second new venue in South America, for Argentine media giant La Nación
By IQ on 26 Jun 2018
AEG Facilities, AEG’s arena/stadia division, is to manage and operate the new Buenos Aires Arena, a 16,000-seat venue currently under construction in the Argentine capital.
Set to open in mid-2019, the indoor arena is expected to host around 100 events annually, including concerts, family shows, festivals and corporate and special events. It is owned by Buenos Aires Arena SA, an entity controlled by La Nación, Argentina’s biggest media company.
From AEG’s end, the project will be overseen from its regional headquarters in Sao Paulo, led by Venancio Castro, executive director of AEG LatAm, with additional resources provided by AEG Facilities’ global network. Buenos Aires Arena is the second multi-purpose arena the company has added in South America recently, with Antel Arena in Montevideo set to open later this year.
“Buenos Aires is one of the leading entertainment and sport markets in the world”
“Buenos Aires is one of the leading entertainment and sport markets in the world, and now it will be serviced by a world-class venue,” says Chuck Steedman, chief operating officer of AEG Facilities. “We look forward to working with Buenos Aires Arena and the entire Buenos Aires community to provide the most popular and highest levels of international, regional and local sports and entertainment to this beautiful new arena.
“La Nación has shown great vision with this project and we are very excited to welcome Buenos Aires Arena to AEG’s elite global network of venues in the world’s top cities spanning five continents.”
“We are thrilled to partner with AEG, the leading arena owner and operator in the world, in our new state of the art venue in Buenos Aires,” adds Luis Saguier, director of La Nación. “We believe AEG is the right operator for our arena and that together we will bring outstanding quality entertainment experiences to Buenos Aires.”
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