Live Nation, Oak View Group Partner on New Arena in Brazil
Live Nation Entertainment, Oak View Group, and GL events are partnering to develop a new 20,000 seat arena in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, which is expected to break ground next year and open in 2024. The development will be located in the city’s ANHEMBI entertainment district, which... Read more
Jujamcyn Theaters Agree to Improve Accessibility After DOJ Lawsuit
Jujamcyn Theatres have agreed to make significant improvements to its five Broadway venues related to accessibility, settling a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York. The settlement occured on Tuesday, entered by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torress at the same time of... Read more
Live Nation Manager Says Company Has Laid Off 96 Percent of Staff
Live Nation Entertainment has laid off more than 96 percent of its staff amid the ongoing COVID pandemic, according to a letter from a regional manager in Connecticut. The manager, Michael Andrews, referenced the cuts in a letter to a Connecticut utility commission asking for forgiveness in over $1,000... Read more
Broadway Lauds Inclusion of “Save Our Stages” Funds in Proposed Stimulus
Broadway representatives applauded the most recent iteration of a new round of coronavirus stimulus from the government, at least as the democratically-controled House of Representatives has framed it. The Heroes Act introduced this week included $10 billion in grant money – known as the “Save Our Stages Act” designed... Read more
Completed Soccer Stadium Dedicated To Healthcare Workers
A newly-constructed soccer stadium is preparing to open with frontline workers in mind. Qatar’s Education City Stadium was revealed this week in a virtual presentation that saw its opening dedicated to healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The 40,000-seat stadium is the third soccer venue to be completed as... Read more
Health Experts Caution Risks Of Texas’ 50% Stadium Capacity
Football stadiums throughout Texas have been cleared to fill the stands up to 50 percent their capacity by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. However, health experts monitoring the coronavirus pandemic are not convinced that venues should follow the order and admit that many fans this fall. The decision on admitting... Read more
Nation’s First Convention Center Events Planned Following Closures
Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center announced that it will reopen to events this weekend. The Center will open its doors to host the 47th Amateur Athletic Union Junior National Volleyball Championships this Sunday, July 14. The event will take place over 12 days with four days of competition per... Read more
Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena To Hold Drive-In Graduation Ceremonies
Graduating seniors of Pittsburgh Public Schools may not have the commencement ceremonies they thought they would, but will still be able to celebrate with their fellow classmates thanks to PPG Paints Arena. The arena will host nine schools’ graduation ceremonies as a drive-in concept, allowing students to watch the... Read more
SoFi Stadium Construction Halted Following Worker’s Death
The Los Angeles Rams’ soon-to-be SoFi Stadium  has halted construction after a worker died Friday morning in a falling accident while working on a section of the roof, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the Times, a person who was briefed on the incident said the worker fell... Read more
New York City Theaters Open Lobbies To Protesters
As venues and theaters throughout New York City remain closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, these concert spaces may serve a new purpose: welcoming spots for Black Lives Matter protesters. Last week, George Floyd – an unarmed black man – was murdered after being held to the ground... Read more