68 AEG Venues in Seven Countries Set to Participate in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour
AEG’s Participating Stadiums, Arenas, Theatres, Clubs, Convention Centers, and Teams Will “Go Dark” for One Hour to Support Climate Change
LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2017) – On Saturday, March 25, 68 AEG stadiums, arenas, theatres, clubs, convention centers and teams in 36 cities, seven countries and four continents will “go dark” in support of World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour, a worldwide grassroots movement to unite people in protecting the planet. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, participating AEG sites will turn off non-essential lights and/or utilize signage and social media as part of AEG’s global support for Earth Hour, organized by AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability program.
Designed to engage millions of people around the world on climate change, Earth Hour encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet. Each year, more than 7,000 cities show their support for environmental issues by participating in Earth Hour.
“Earth Hour is a great platform to bring awareness to climate change. Every year we are amazed with the level of creativity and engagement we see from our AEG venues as they participate in this worthy campaign,” said John Marler, Senior Director of Energy and Environment, AEG.
AEG venues participating in Earth Hour 2017 are (listed alphabetically):
- 1STBANK Center – Broomfield, Colo.
- Annexet – Stockholm
- Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany
- Barclays Center – New York
- Bluebird Theater – Denver
- Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – Brisbane, Australia
- Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia
- Cairns Convention Centre – Cairns, Australia
- Darwin Convention Centre – Darwin, Australia
- El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles
- Ericsson Globe Arena – Stockholm
- Eventim Apollo – London
- Gila River Arena – Glendale, Ariz.
- Gothic Theatre – Englewood, Colo.
- Hawaii Convention Center – Honolulu
- Hovet Arena – Stockholm
- IndigO2 – London
- Keswick Theatre – Glenside, Pa.
- KeyArena – Seattle
- KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky.
- Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- L.A. LIVE – Los Angeles
- LA Galaxy – Carson, Calif.
- LA Kings – Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Convention Center – Los Angeles
- Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin
- Mercedes-Benz Arena – Shanghai
- Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles
- Mountain Winery – Saratoga, Calif.
- Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Newcastle, Australia
- Oakland Alameda Coliseum – Oakland, Calif.
- Oracle Arena – Oakland, Calif.
- PlayStation Theater – New York
- PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Puerto Rico Convention Center – San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Qudos Bank Arena – Sydney
- Rabobank Arena – Bakersfield, Calif.
- Rabobank Convention Center – Bakersfield, Calif.
- Rabobank Theater – Bakersfield, Calif.
- Regal L.A. LIVE Cinema – Los Angeles
- San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center – Bakersfield, Calif.
- Showbox at the Market – Seattle
- Showbox SoDo – Seattle
- Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall – Los Angeles
- Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.
- STAPLES Center – Los Angeles
- Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, N.J.
- StubHub Center – Carson, Calif.
- StubHub Center Tennis Stadium – Carson, Calif.
- StubHub Center Track & Field Facility – Carson, Calif.
- StubHub Center VELO Sports Center – Carson, Calif.
- Suncorp Stadium – Brisbane, Australia
- Target Center – Minneapolis
- Tele2 Arena – Stockholm
- Thames Clippers – London
- The Colosseum at Caesars Palace – Las Vegas
- The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles
- The National – Richmond, Va.
- The O2 – London
- The Ogden Theatre – Denver
- The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco
- The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles
- The SSE Arena, Wembley – London
- The Warfield – San Francisco
- The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia
- Valley View Casino Center – San Diego
- Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie – Dallas
- Volksbank Arena – Hamburg, Germany
In addition to Earth Hour, AEG 1EARTH organizes AEG’s participation in World Water Day, Earth Month, America Recycles Day and other community-based environmental initiatives. Through AEG 1EARTH’s mission to reduce the company’s environmental impact and drive business value through sustainability, AEG’s recent environmental milestones include:
The announcement of LA Kings Green: The National Hockey League’s (NHL) LA Kings’ new team sustainability initiative dedicated to reducing the team’s overall environmental impact.
The launch of MBA Green: A venue specific sustainability program at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai to help bring environmental awareness to the four million guests that visit the venue annually.
LEED Gold Certification at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada: T-Mobile Arena is the first sports and entertainment facility in Las Vegas to achieve LEED® Green Building Certification.
Installation of new energy-efficient technologies at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.: StubHub Center is the first soccer-only stadium in Major League Soccer to install high-efficiency LED sports lights and the first sports stadium in the U.S. to use battery storage technology.
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AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, and its affiliates owns, operates or consults with more than 120 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 while providing comprehensive management and planning services to sports and entertainment facilities worldwide through its AEG Facilities Global Solutions division. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including AEG Presents, one of the largest live music companies in the world, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate, as well as such industry leading programs as AEG 1EARTH and AEG Encore to support the success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including: STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland, CA), AccorHotels Arena (Paris, France), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), LeSports Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK), Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu, HI) and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman). For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.