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COLORADO WORLD ARENA AND AEG FACILITIES ANNOUNCE
COMPREHENSIVE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT FOR
ICONIC SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
RENAMED BROADMOOR WORLD ARENA IN COLORADO SPRINGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE REGION’S SHOWPLACE FOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
COLORADO AVALANCHE AND LA KINGS LEGENDS ON-HAND TO LAUNCH INAUGURAL NHL PRE-SEASON MATCH-UP SET FOR OCTOBER 2
Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 15, 2014) - The Colorado Springs World Arena and AEG Facilities announced today that they have finalized a comprehensive multi-year Venue Services Agreement for the industry’s leading public facility company to provide a diverse range of venue support services that focuses on event booking and sponsorship sales.
It was also announced that thru a just-completed naming rights agreement, the Colorado Springs World Arena will take on its original name, the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, a nod to the long history and connection shared by the Arena and the Broadmoor. The non-profit ownership and management will remain the same under the non-profit Colorado Springs World Arena. The original Broadmoor World Arena opened in 1938 as part of the Broadmoor Hotel and was home ice to many Olympic skaters and special events. Its legacy has continued with the world-class entertainment hosted by the Colorado Springs World Arena since 1998.
“In today’s competitive entertainment environment, associatingthe World Arena with the Broadmoor, a 5 star property known for quality and serviceand AEG Facilities, the power house of sports and entertainment, is a Venue managers dream come true,” said Dot Lischick, General Manager, Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, “I look forward to utilizing the added resources and additional value that our partners will provide but more importantly I am excited that the Colorado Springs Community will reap the benefit of more world class sports and entertainment.”
“This agreement with AEG is wonderful for the World Arena, for The Broadmoor and certainly our community. What AEG brings in terms of access to content in sports and entertainment will be a benefit to the entire community,” said Steve Bartolin, President and CEO, The Broadmoor. “I love the full circle of history, reattaching our name to the World Arena. So many great athletes competed and so many wonderful sporting events took place there. The World Arena is a very well managed facility with a great team in place. I know AEG and The Broadmoor will work hard to be great partners.”
With a network of elite, world class venues across five continents including capital markets such as Los Angeles, Brooklyn, London, Berlin, Paris, Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, AEG Facilities provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated proprietary entities and initiatives including AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG 1Force, AEG Purchasing, AEG S.A.F.E, AEG Encore and AEG Energy Services.
“We are excited to welcome the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs into AEG’s global network of elite venues,” said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. “With an arena staff we consider to be tops in the industry and a market that is a proven leader in hosting a diverse offering of sports and entertainment events, we are confident that the Colorado Springs community will see an even greater variety of entertainment options in the coming months and years.”
Colorado Avalanche and LA Kings to Play NHL Pre-Season Game
Joining the press conference was the LA Kings President of Business Operations and NHL Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille and Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic to announce that their respective teams have scheduled an NHL pre-season game to take place October 2 at 7:00 pm at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
This game will continue the long-standing pre-season rivalry between the two teams that stretches back over 15 years and includes the annual Kings-Avalanche “Frozen Fury” game played at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Tickets for the match up will start at just $25 and range to $80. Tickets will go on-sale to the public on May 8th. Fans in Colorado Springs can get access to a special pre-sale in advance of the public sale by registering for the World Arena backstage pass newsletter at http://www.worldarena.com/backstagepass”
“We are excited to be a part of this game to showcase two of the league’s best teams for the fans of Colorado Springs,” said Kings President, Business Operations, Luc Robitaille. “Our rivalry continues to grow each year so we appreciate the chance to play the Avalanche at the Broadmoor World Arena, which will make for a great hockey environment.”
"We are excited to be part of this announcement today with AEG. There are many Avalanche fans in the Colorado Springs area", first said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, Joe Sakic. "We held our training camp here in the past but this will be the first Avalanche NHL game at the World Arena, an event the hockey fans will truly enjoy."
Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit USA Hockey to Coincide with NHL Game
As part of the teams’ promise to create a great hockey experience and atmosphere for their fans who will travel from their respective cities for the game as well as their fans who live in Colorado Springs, the teams have partnered to produce a fun day of championship golf with great prizes and entertainment at the five-star rated Broadmoor Golf Resort on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 as part of a celebrity golf tournament to benefit USA Hockey.
Hockey fans can join the LA Kings and Colorado Avalanche to play 18 holes of championship golf with tree-lined fairways and amazing mountain views on the Broadmoor East Course, ranked among the best in the country.
Foursomes can be purchased for $3,000 and include an LA Kings or Colorado Avalanche special guest in the foursome, breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception and a ticket to the Kings vs Avalanche game on October 2. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the USA Hockey Foundation.
To purchase or for more information, please visit lakings.com/Broadmoor or call (310) 535-4466.
“We’re excited about the news today on multiple fronts,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey and also a member of the Broadmoor World Arena Board of Directors. “Certainly, we’re most grateful to have The USA Hockey Foundation as the beneficiary of the celebrity golf outing and thank both the Kings and Avalanche for their continued efforts in working with USA Hockey to positively affect the growth of hockey, particularly at the youth level. In addition, it’s terrific to have an NHL pre-season game in Colorado Springs, which is the home to our national headquarters. It’s also exciting for our community to have access to the resources that AEG brings in helping attract significant events to the arena."
Tickets are now on sale for upcoming concerts and special events at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs including Hunter Hayes in concert (April 23), Professional Bull Riders Presents: Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies (May 2-4) and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents Legends (June 5-8).
Since opening on its current site in 1998, the arena continues to distinguish itself as a host of major national sporting exhibitions and championships including USA Synchronized Skating (2007 and 2014), USA Taekwondo (2004, 2012-2014), USA Women’s Hockey (1998), USA Volleyball (2000 and 2001), Skate America (1999-2001), Grand Prix Figure Skating (2003), NCAA Hockey West Regionals (2004, 2008), 4 Continents Figure Skating (2006 and 2012), World Synchronized Skating (2010) as well as pre-season NBA and NHL exhibition games featuring the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche.
The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs’ first sixteen years have also been marked with performances and special events that have brought distinction to the arena including concerts starring Carrie Underwood, Elton John, Aerosmith, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown, Willie Nelson, Cher, Eagles, James Taylor, Styx, Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Linkin Park, Match Box 20, Liza Minnelli, Neil Young, Journey, ZZ Top, Rod Stewart, Reba McEntire, Allison Krauss and REO Speed Wagon.
About the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs is Southern Colorado’s premier sports and entertainment facility, bringing world-class entertainment to the Pikes Peak region since opening in 1998. The venue has 7,300 fixed seats. The World Arena also manages the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, the acclaimed 2,000 seat cultural center located in downtown Colorado Springs.
About AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, 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 Asset Management, AEG 1Source, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore, AEG 1FORCE, AEG 1Community, AEG S.A.F.E. and AEG Energy Services to support the success of AEG venues and events across the globe. For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.
About the Broadmoor
The Broadmoor welcomes guests to Colorado Springs with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. The Broadmoor is the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards.