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04-13-2012, 04:37 AM
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AEG to bring Moscow’s ‘Galactica’ dream to life

Arena owner and operator AEG Facilities has signed a 'multi-year exclusive agreement' with Russian developer ZAO Rusinkom to provide consultation for the 'Galactica Park' Moscow arena development.

AEG, which counts the O2 in London and O2 World Berlin amongst its portfolio of venues, will provide consultation services for the design, development and operations of the planned 20,000 seated capacity multi-use arena in Moscow, which will host concerts, professional hockey and other sports events, conferences and exhibitions.

The US firm will also support Galactica Park arena operations through its venue services department which will include identifying naming rights and sponsorship opportunities, development of ticketing, venue programming and marketing initiatives, sales of VIP suites, arena management and operational support.

Scheduled to open in 2018, Galactica Park will be the home to attractions which include an indoor Universal Studios theme park, an indoor Universal Studios water park, a dining, shopping and entertainment complex, two hotels with 1100 room capacity, 250 metre-tall office towers, a 120,000 square meter retail shopping complex and four levels of underground parking.

Brian Kabatznick, AEG Facilities European vice president of business development, said: “AEG has targeted Moscow as the most significant market in Europe to develop new facilities and increase entertainment events. The new Galactica Park development will ensure that Moscow is at the forefront of a unique destination similar to those in Los Angeles and London.”

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