AEG Goes Dark for Earth Hour

35 Venues Join Global Call to Action in Support of the Environment

Mar 23, 2011, 12:00 ET from AEG

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year AEG-affiliated venues in 25 cities, six countries and three continents will participate in the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour, the world's largest annual public action for the environment. At 8.30pm on Saturday 26 March 2011, hundreds of millions of people across the globe will switch off the lights of homes and businesses for one hour. The goal of Earth Hour is to show people that taking even the seemingly smallest measures to conserve energy is a big step in the right direction for communities, business and governments across the globe.

"As a pioneer in the sports and entertainment industry, we believe we have a responsibility to the communities we serve and to relentlessly improving our environmental performance in tangible ways," said Jennifer Regan, Global Sustainability Manager. "Being a part of Earth Hour is a symbolic statement of our day-to-day commitment to reduce our environmental operations around the globe."

In 2010, AEG formalized this commitment by launching its AEG 1EARTH program and sustainability report, an industry first, which outlined goals specific to energy, waste, water and emission-reduction targets. AEG's ongoing investments in 636 kw of onsite solar energy in Los Angeles, Stockholm and Sydney as well as LEED-certified green building design and operations are important steps to achieving these reductions.

What started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 with 2.2 million people has spread in the past three years to be the largest global event with more than 128 countries and global landmarks such as Golden Gate Bridge, Rome's Coliseum and Coca Cola billboard in Times Square.

AEG venues participating in Earth Hour recognition events

Venue Name


1stBANK Center

Broomfield, Colorado

Acer Arena

Sydney, Australia

Best Buy Theater

New York, New York

Bluebird Theater

Denver, Colorado

Brisbane Convention Centre

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Brisbane, Australia

Cairns Convention Centre

Cairns, Australia

Citizens Business Bank Arena

Ontario, California

Darwin Convention Centre

Darwin, Australia

El Rey Theater

Los Angeles, California


London, England

Keswick Theater

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Los Angeles, California

Midland Theater

Kansas City, Missouri

Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Broad Meadow, Australia

Nokia Theatre L.A.LIVE

Los Angeles, California

O2 World

Berlin, Germany

O2 World Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Ogden Theatre

Denver, Colorado

Perth Theatres

Perth, Australia

Showbox at the Market

Seattle, Washington

Showbox SoDo

Seattle, Washington


Los Angeles, California

Starland Ballroom

Sayreville, New Jersey

Stockholm Globe Arenas

Stockholm, Sweden

Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane, Australia

Target Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Home Depot Center

Carson, California

The O2 Arena

London, England

The Regency Ballroom

San Francisco, California

The Stockholm Globe Arenas

Stockholm, Sweden

The Warfield

San Francisco, California

Valley View Casino Center

San Diego, California

XL Center

Hartford, Connecticut