AEG Facilities launches venue solutions division
AEG’s venue management arm, AEG Facilities, has announced the launch of AEG Facilities Global Solutions, a new division offering management and planning services to entertainment and sports venues.
Headed up by AEG Facilities senior vice-president Jay Cooper – newly promoted to Global Solutions’ managing director – the division can provide advice on, among other things, pre-construction and pre-opening planning, vendor selection, sponsorship and premium seating, financial modelling, operational and sustainability planning and risk management, procurement and safety/security assessments to both new and existing venue owners and operators worldwide.
“Our unmatched global experience in developing, owning and managing leading facilities uniquely equips us to meet the increasingly complex requirements of designing, constructing, operating and managing theatres, arenas, convention centres and stadiums,” says Bob Newman, president of AEG Facilities. “The decision to launch AEG Facilities Global Solutions is in direct response to market demand and perfectly complements our core business.
“The decision to launch AEG Facilities Global Solutions is in direct response to market demand and perfectly complements our core business”
“Our proven and proprietary solutions and services are designed to improve operational performance and can be customised to fit a client’s specific needs and budgets. We can draw on our successful track record worldwide and our wide range of in-house skills and experience in order to deliver venues that are cost-effective to build, economically sustainable to operate and optimise the revenue generation potential of each facility.”
Among the services available to Global Facilities clients are AEG Energy Services, which assists with energy efficiency; AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships; AEG SAFE, which develops venue security plans; AEG 1Force, which focuses on hiring practices to maximise community satisfaction with a venue; and AEG Encore, which offers guest-service training.
“From the early design phases through the grand opening and beyond, AEG Facilities Global Solutions has a solution and the expertise to ensure a successful project,” says Cooper. “I look forward to working with current and new client partners to activate the many benefits of AEG to create the most profitable and successful solution for each project.”
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