Louisville City FC Announces Partnership with AEG Facilities
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- It was announced today that Louisville City Football Club has selected AEG Facilities, the world’s leading sports, venue and live entertainment company, as venue manager for its new stadium set to open in spring 2020 in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville.
“AEG Facilities is the best in the world at what they do,” Louisville City FC President Brad Estes said. “We want the absolute best for our fans and for our city, and partnering with a global leader like AEG will be a tremendous advantage for Louisville City FC in our new stadium.”
In addition to venue management services, AEG Facilities will provide services such as event content development, purchasing, vendor services, marketing and event-day operations for the arena. Additionally, AEG Facilities will implement its industry-leading proprietary initiatives at the venue including AEG S.A.F.E., AEG 1Source, AEG 1EARTH, AEG 1Force, AEG Encore and AEG Energy Services.
“We are honored to be a partner of the Louisville FC team and share their commitment to providing fans, athletes and performers the highest levels of service at the new stadium. This is an iconic project, in the center of a truly passionate sport and entertainment market,” said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. “We are also excited with the opportunity to further strengthen our investment to the Louisville greater community.”
AEG annually produces more than 22,000 live events in 150-plus venues either owned, operated or affiliated by AEG. Over 20 of the World’s Top 100 Arenas are affiliated with AEG Facilities. Locally, AEG manages the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Ca, home to the MLS LA Galaxy, and around the globe, AEG manages Suncorp Stadium in Queensland, Australia, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, and The O2 in London.
“We believe our new stadium will be among the best soccer-specific stadiums in the country,” Estes said. “Having AEG Facilities manage the stadium will help us maximize our stadium’s potential as a venue for local, regional and national events.”
Louisville City’s stadium will have permanent seating for 11,700 fans with a capacity at nearly 14,000. The stadium will include a mixture of luxury boxes, loge seating, safe-standing areas and traditional seating. The stadium is currently under construction with an expected completion date of Spring 2020.
About Louisville City FC
Since its launch in 2014, Louisville City FC has been committed to serving the community of Louisville and state of Kentucky as the lone professional soccer team. Finishing in the top five in average attendance in the USL at Slugger Field since 2015, LouCity’s remarkable 2017 campaign included winning the USL Cup in the club’s first appearance in the final. Despite a midseason coaching change, Louisville City won its second USL Cup, becoming the first back-to-back USL Cup winner in the USL modern era. Get the latest news on Louisville City FC at LouisvilleCityFC.com and via the club’s channels on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.
About AEG Facilities
AEG Facilities is a stand-alone division of AEG, the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG and its affiliates owns, operates or consults with more than 150 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), Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO.), Pechanga Arena San Diego (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), Qudos Bank Arena and ICC (Sydney, Australia), 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.