LOS ANGELES and ROME, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Further extending its global presence, AEG Facilities, a division of AEG, the world's leading sports and live entertainment company, announced today that the company has officially begun operational activities on a long-term agreement to provide pre-opening and management services at Stadio della Roma, the new state-of the-art-stadium being developed in Rome that will be home to the AS Roma football club.
Under the terms of the agreement, the newly launched AEG Facilities Global Solutions will provide diverse pre-opening services during final design and construction periods with AEG Facilities continuing to provide full management and support services including event programming, purchasing through AEG's global purchasing network, vendor venue services, sustainability consulting through AEG1Earth and event day operations for the venue including event staff training through AEG's proprietary Encore program following the stadium's opening.
The planned 52,500-seat facility is expected to start construction in early 2017 and is anticipated to open for the 2019 – 2020 Italian Serie A season.
"AEG Facilities is a worldwide leader in the global sports market and we are proud to be partnered with them," commented AS Roma President Jim Pallotta. "We look forward to working closely with their team of industry experts and have total confidence in AEG's ability to lead day-to-day stadium operations and a mix of year-round entertainment events that we plan to hold at the Stadio della Roma."
"AEG Facilities Global Solutions is thrilled at the opportunity to work closely with Jim Pallotta and his talented team on what will be an iconic venue," said Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities. "This stadium is a critical piece in AS Roma's storied history and will transform both the sports landscape and fan experience in Italy. It will be a true multi-use stadium and will host not only the world's best soccer matches, but also concerts, festivals and other events. We are thrilled to be part of this exciting project."
The development project will be anchored by AS Roma's new state-of-the-art 52,500-seat stadium (expandable to 60,000), and will also feature a new team training facility, and several entertainment and F&B zones being developed by AS Roma. The interactive areas of the complex will include a live entertainment amphitheater, bars and restaurants, fan-friendly piazzas for gatherings, branded experiences, a museum dedicated to the storied history of AS Roma, and a team merchandise store.
As an integral partner on the project, AEG plans to dedicate a considerable amount of resources to the local community and to serve as a strong supporter of local job creation and economic growth for the city of Rome and to the broader Italian economy. The total master-site project budget is projected to be in excess of €2 billion with over €400 million in privately funded public infrastructure works.
About AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, and its affiliates owns, operates or consults with more than 120 of the industry's preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including AEG Live, one of the largest live music companies in the world, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate, as well as such industry leading programs as AEG 1Earth and AEG Encore to support the success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world's most elite venues, including STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda Authority Coliseum (Oakland, CA), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, PA), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), LeSport Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), AccorHotels Arena (Paris, France), SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK), Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney, Australia), Perth Arena (Perth, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Brisbane, Australia), International Convention Centre (Sydney, Australia) and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman). For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.
About Stadio della Roma
A new state-of-the-art, world-class 52,500 (expandable to 60,000) seat venue, Stadio della Roma is being custom-designed to create an outstanding game day experience for the most passionate AS Roma fans. The new stadium's sightlines and proximity to the pitch are designed to deliver the most vivid and action-packed fan experience in all of world football.
Stadio della Roma will proudly represent the city of Rome – a glorious mix of past, present and future in design and materials. The architecture of the new stadium pays tribute to Rome's rich history, while embracing the internationally-acclaimed modern and innovative Italian design aesthetic.
Stadio della Roma will serve as an anchor for a larger new privately owned and managed mixed-use development. It will transform the way Romans weave sports and entertainment into their daily lives on a day to day and year round basis. For more information please visit http://www.stadiodellaroma.com/en
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