ASM Global Rolling Out Facial Recognition Ticketing With PopID
Facial recognition technology is up and running at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, and set to expand widely through venues operated by ASM Global, according to a recent news release. The technology, powered by PopID, will allow for both venue entry and payment at concession areas. Biometric facial recognition... Read more
ASM Global Names Nate Whitman Chief Strategy Officer
ASM Global announced the appointment of Nate Whitman as Chief Strategy Officer, a move it says will help it expand its deal-making capacity as the return of live events continues to accelerate in the wake of the COVID shutdown. Whitman joins the company from the Pac-12, where he served... Read more
Live Nation Accused of “Delay Tactics” by Astroworld Plantiffs
A lawyer representing more than 1,500 concertgoers for the Astroworld Festival has accused Live Nation of “delay tactics” in the complex legal proceedings surrounding the tragedy which saw ten die and hundreds of others injured in a crowd crush at NRG Park in Houston. Brett Coon of Brent Coon... Read more
Motion Filed to Consolidate Hundreds of Astroworld Lawsuits
A motion has been filed that could lead to the consolidation of hundreds of lawsuits related to the Astroworld tragedy, according to multiple reports. The merging of the lawsuits, which generally have similar causes of action and facts related, would drastically reduce the amount of legal work involved in... Read more
Travis Scott, Live Nation, ASM Global Hire Lawyers for Astroworld Lawsuits
With lawsuits continuing to pile up in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy last month, Travis Scott and Live Nation Entertainment have both brought in high profile legal representation, according to numerous reports. Hundreds of legal actions have already been filed in the aftermath of the Houston festival, which... Read more
Nashville Superspeedway Partners with ASM Global for Concerts
Nashville Superspeedway announced it has entered a partnership with ASM Global to bring concerts and festivals to its location in the middle-Tennessee region. The deal, which is non-exclusive and began on September 28 of this year, is the first for an auto-racing venue in the ASM portfolio. “As the... Read more
ASM Global, Ticketmaster Extend Deal on Strength of Data Harvesting
ASM Global and Ticketmaster announced an extension of their partnership Tuesday. The agreement will keep the Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing giant as the vendor serving a number of ASM’s North American properties, which include stadiums, arenas and convention centers. “With amazing content in all of our venues as a... Read more
AEG Facilities, SMG Merger Finalized To Become ASM Global
AEG Facilities and SMG have officially completed their merger this week to create ASM Global. AEG Facilities, the venue management subsidiary of AEG, announced the deal with the Onex-owned SMG in February, which was just cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority as well as the U.S. Department... Read more