AEG Facilities Selected to Manage Louisville Urban League Sports and Learning Complex
Los Angeles, CA & Louisville, KY (June 26, 2019) – AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of the world’s leading sports, venue and live entertainment company AEG, has been selected to operate the Louisville Urban League Sports and Learning Complex, a state-of-the-art sports and learning complex, located on 24-acres that will be anchored by a 4,000-seat indoor track and field facility currently under construction and set to open in 2021. The Louisville Urban League Sports and Learning Complex will host track clubs, school meets, NCAA and USA Track and Field Championships, as well as various entertainment events.
As part of the multi-year, comprehensive management agreement, AEG Facilities will be responsible for all aspects of the facilities’ operations beginning with directing all pre-opening functions including overseeing the hiring and training of the venue’s full time staff and planning and executing the arena’s grand opening activities while managing key departments such as event operations, sponsorship and premium seating sales, booking, security, ticketing, guest services, finance, human resources and overall event management.
"AEG has a proven track record of managing world class venues across the globe and right here in Louisville,” said Sadiqa Reynolds, President & CEO, Louisville Urban League. “We appreciate that the team at AEG recognizes both the economic and social opportunities associated with this transformative project and we look forward to working together to bring high quality events to the region."
"We are thrilled to support the Louisville Urban League with what will soon be a new world class attraction in Louisville’s west end. It truly is exciting for us to welcome this inspirational project to the global AEG network, and we are excited to further strengthen our commitment to the Louisville community," said Bob Newman, President of AEG Facilities. "The new Louisville Urban League Sports and Learning Center holds great potential for success, will be a tremendous asset for the west end and further strengthens the greater Louisville sports and entertainment scene.”
About the Louisville Urban League Sports and Learning Complex
The Louisville Urban League is transforming a 24-acre contaminated lot into a state-of-the art sports and learning complex. Indoor track and field is the anchor use, and athletes and spectators from across the country will come to Louisville to compete in meets hosted by NCAA, USA Track and Field, colleges, high schools, and more. This development represents the only project proposed for the west end that will bring tens of thousands of visitors with disposable income into the neighborhood, revitalizing not only the neighborhood, but the human spirit. For more information on the project, go to the website, follow us on Facebook , Twitter (@lulsports), or Instagram (@lulsportsandlearning).
About AEG Facilities
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 140 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 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.), Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland, CA), PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Cadillac Arena (Beijing, China), The O2 (London, England), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK), RAC Arena (Perth, Australia), Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane, Australia), Qudos Bank Arena and ICC (Sydney, Australia), Friends Arena and Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Puerto Rico Convention Center (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman). For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.