OVG Unveils the Charter Members of the ‘Arena Alliance’ Uniting Independent World-Class Facilities for the First Time

Led by founders Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff, OVG is the first to create a membership alliance of world-class arenas, reaching over 65 million consumers annually

LOS ANGELES--()--Oak View Group (OVG) today announced the charter members of its Arena Alliance, becoming the industry’s first to create a membership alliance of world-class venues.

“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”

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.

With over 65-million customers annually in the Arena Alliance, OVG and the Alliance members have established a North American footprint that reaches a highly-engaged audience in major markets to help new brands to this space engage and become more relevant in sports and entertainment conveniently. OVG will work closely with each of its members to capitalize on that footprint to create new revenue opportunities and operating efficiencies for its members.

“As individual independent major-market arenas, we all bring something special and unique to the table,” said Michael Reinsdorf, Chicago Bulls President and COO. “But together we will be able to elevate our business and the overall experience for our fans.”

For more information on OVG, please visit www.OakViewGroup.com.

ABOUT OAK VIEW GROUP:

Oak View Group (OVG) is global advisory, development and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries. Based in Los Angeles, OVG is helmed by its CEO Tim Leiweke and backed by Azoff MSG Entertainment. OVG comprises of a sponsorship/partnership company called Narrative that is led by Daniel Griffis, a consulting division, a venture fund/equity division and an Arena Alliance. The Arena Alliance is designed to serve a select group of leading facilities with access to unprecedented scale and resources through sponsorship optimization, untapped revenue streams, insights and access to premier sports and live entertainment content.

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Robbie McKay
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