Mar 22, 2016

54 AEG Facilities Go Dark for Earth Hour

54 AEG Facilities-Affiliated Venues Go Dark for Earth Hour

Joining Global Awareness-Raising Campaign in Support of the Environment

One of Numerous Annual Events Sponsored by AEG and

Other Sustainability Engagement Initiatives Activated at Owned and Affiliated Venues

Los Angeles, CA (March 22, 2016) On March 19th, 2016, 54 AEG Facilities-affiliated stadiums, arenas, theatres, clubs and convention centers in 27 cities, eight countries and four continents joined millions of people and organizations worldwide in “going dark” for World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour, a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet. From 8:30 to 9:30 PM, dozens of facilities turned off non-essential lights and utilized signage and social media to help spread the message of Earth Hour. These venues took action as part of a global Earth Hour campaign organized by AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability program. In addition to these public events, AEG engaged employees worldwide to learn about Earth Hour and participate in the office or at home.

Earth Hour is an annual event designed to engage millions of people worldwide on a broad range of environmental issues. Individuals, communities, households, and businesses are encouraged to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Each year, more than 7,000 cities show their support for environmental issues by participating in Earth Hour.

“We’re thrilled to have so many AEG facilities participating in Earth Hour again this year,” said John Marler, AEG’s Senior Director of Energy and Environment. “It’s a testament to our global commitment to reducing our environmental impact and using our platform to raise awareness of important environmental issues.”

WWF’s Earth Hour is just one of the annual events that AEG 1EARTH activates throughout AEG Facilities’ portfolio of world-class venues. In addition to Earth Hour, AEG Facilities venues participate in Earth Month, America Recycles Day and other community based environmental initiatives. In support of AEG 1EARTH’s mission to reduce the organization’s environmental impact and drive business value through sustainability, AEG venues achieved several environmental milestones in recent months:

  • At a ceremony attended by former Vice President Al Gore, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California unveiled 500 kilowatts of Bloom Energy fuel cells, which will generate electricity on-site and help reduce the arena’s carbon footprint
  • Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy announced Protect the Pitch, a new sustainability initiative dedicated to reducing the team’s environmental impact, supporting environmental projects in the community, and inspiring fans to help create healthier, more sustainable communities
  • Oracle Arena in Oakland, California achieved LEED certification, the pre-eminent global green building certification
  • Los Angeles Convention Center was re-certified as LEED Gold, making the LACC the largest convention center in the U.S. to receive LEED EBOM Gold recertification

AEG Facilities-affiliated venues that participated in this year’s Earth Hour included:

1STBANK Center

Broomfield, Colorado

Annexet

Stockholm, Sweden

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

Kansas City, Missouri

Barclaycard Arena

Hamburg, Germany

Barclays Center

New York, New York

Bluebird Theater

Denver, Colorado

BBVA Compass Stadium

Houston, Texas

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Brisbane, Australia

Cairns Convention Centre

Cairns, Australia

Darwin Convention Centre

Darwin, Australia

Ericsson Globe Arena

Stockholm, Sweden

Eventim Apollo

London, England

Gothic Theatre

Englewood, Colorado

Hawaii Convention Center

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hovet Arena

Stockholm, Sweden

IndigO2

London, England

Keswick Theatre

Glenside, Pennsylvania

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

L.A. LIVE

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles, California

Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin)

Berlin, Germany

Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai)

Shanghai, China

Microsoft Theater

Los Angeles, California

Mill City Nights

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Newcastle, Australia

O.co Coliseum

Oakland, California

Oracle Arena

Oakland, California

Perth Arena

Perth, Australia

Playstation Theater

New York, New York

Rabobank Arena

Bakersfield, California

Rabobank Convention Center

Bakersfield, California

Rabobank Theater

Bakersfield, California

San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center

Bakersfield, California

Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall

Los Angeles, California

Sprint Center

Kansas City, Missouri

STAPLES Center

Los Angeles, California

Starland Ballroom

Sayreville, New Jersey

StubHub Center

Carson, California

StubHub Center Tennis Stadium

Carson, California

StubHub Center Track & Field Facility

Carson, California

StubHub Center VELO Sports Center

Carson, California

Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane, Australia

Target Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tele2 Arena

Stockholm, Sweden

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Fonda Theatre

Los Angeles, California

The Novo by Microsoft

Los Angeles, California

The O2

London, England

The Ogden Theatre

Denver, Colorado

The SSE Arena, Wembley

London, England

Ülker Sports Arena

Istanbul, Turkey

Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie

Dallas, Texas

Volksbank Arena

Hamburg, Germany

About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Corporation, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), Oracle Arena and O.co Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 (London, England), AccorHotels Arena (Paris, France), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), Perth Arena (Perth, Australia), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ülker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and KeyArena at Seattle Center (Seattle, Washington). For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.

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