OVG Begins $200M Baltimore Arena Renovation Project
A major renovation project on the Baltimore Arena was launched by Oak View Group (OVG), which is upgrading the aging arena located in the city’s downtown. The project involves OVG working in partnership with the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), Fundamental Advisors, and Thirty Five Ventures (35V), co-founded by NBA star Kevin... Read more
Oak View Group Tap Randy Morton, Marc Badain to Lead Vegas Project
Los Angeles-based Oak View Group (OVG) has announced its hiring of two established executives to lead the company’s massive Las Vegas project. The group announced a $3 billion development plan that would include a hotel, casino, and 20,000-seat arena in Las Vegas at the end of March this year,... Read more
Pittsburgh Penguins, PPG Paints Arena to Partner With Oak View Group
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Fenway Sports Group announced the selection of OVG360 to manage, book, and operate PPG Paints Arena, replacing ASM Global. The deal will go live at the conclusion of the current ASM partnership, which lapses at the end of this month. “OVG is a rising, innovative... Read more
Oak View Group Announces Launch of Canadian Division
Oak View Group announced the launch of a new division focusing on the Canadian sports and entertainment business, OVG Canada. The division will be led by Tim Pistore, who will serve as President of OVG Canada after most recently working at President of UBS Arena on Long Island. As... Read more
Oak View Group Plans Arena, Entertainment Hub in Las Vegas
Oak View Group has its sights set on a big splash in Sin City, announcing a $3 billion development plan south of the Las Vegas Strip that will include an arena, hotel, and casino. The company will center the development on a 25 acre parcel of land close to... Read more
Oak View Group Taps Joe Giordano as VP of Arena/Stadium Alliance
Oak View Group has brought in entertainment veteran Joe Giordano to serve as Vice President of its Arena & Stadium Alliance, the company announced Friday. The alliance is a collection of 38 venues sharing resources on booking, content development, procurement, and sponsorship sales. Giordano joins it after almost a... Read more
Live Nation, OVG, Others Cut Russia Plans in Wake of Ukraine Invasion
Live entertainment operators are cancelling events and cutting ties with Russia in the wake of the countries invasion of the Ukraine, as public opinion has swelled in opposition to the action. Live Nation announced this week it has plans to cease all business activity in the country, following a... Read more
Oak View Group Announces Completion of Spectra Acquisition
The blockbuster venue management deal between Oak View Group and Spectra has closed, following the completion of a review by the Department of Justice, which was received November 15. The deal brings together the massive venue management and hospitality services capabilities of Spectra under the Oak View Group umbrella.... Read more
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
Oak View Group Expands to Canada With Hamilton, Ontario Project
Oak View Group is taking on its first project north of the border, having signed a deal with the Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group (HUPEG). The deal will involve OVG helping redevelop the Hamilton, Ontario Arts & Entertainment District, which includes the FirstOntario Centre Arena. According to a press... Read more