By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG that owns, operates or consults with several entertainment and sports venues, signed services agreements with Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN and the E-Center in West Valley City, UT. Among the venues worldwide that AEG Facilities helps run include the Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO), Prudential Center (Newark, NJ), The Hartford Civic Center (Hartford, CT), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), and The O2 (London, UK). Responsibilities include creating new marketing partnerships and sales initiatives for the venues.

“The combination of our position in the regional and national marketplace with our operational expertise and industry-leading leverage will provide the necessary elements for each of these organizations to increase their revenue growth in all areas of event programming and venue operation,” Bob Newman, chief operating officer of AEG Facilities, said in a statement.

Conseco Fieldhouse, opened in November 1999 and operated by Pacers Sports & Entertainment, is host to the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association, Indiana Fever of the Women’s National Basketball Association.

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The E-Center opened in September 1997 and houses the Utah Grizzlies hockey team of the ECH.