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04-17-2013, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by blues10 View Post
Out of curiosity. How many North American based arena managers not associated with the NHL could actually meet the paramaters of the RFP? lots? some?
The top 3 are AEG, Global Spectrum & SMG, then you get into smaller types who specialize in specific areas though they do include arena or facility management services, be it concessions like Jeremy Jacobs with Delaware North or a LiveNation or House of Blues type operation, all of whom in addition to producing events also act as booking agents & do manage all kinds of venues as well. Virtually all of them have either direct or indirect connections to the NHL in one way or another. Its a very small world blues. Everyone knows everyone, key personnel moving from the franchise to the management sides to the concessions or booking end of things, from sponsorship & advertising to media relations to various league positions & on & on both here in North America & Globally.

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