Bret McCormick

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Monumental Sports unveils plans for brick-and-mortar esports space in D.C.

Esports / Thursday, January 27, 2022
Monumental Sports & Entertainment rolled out plans for District E, a 14,000-square-foot live-event theater and gaming center focused on esports and located adjacent to Capital One Arena. MSE is taking over two former restaurant spaces, amounting to almost the entire first floor of the Gallery Place mixed-use mall. The...

Oak View Group lands fintech firm to title sponsor new SoCal arena

SBJ Newsletters / Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Oak View Group has reached a 10-year agreement with Michigan-based financial services company Acrisure for the naming rights to OVG's under-construction arena in Palm Springs, Calif., which will be known as Acrisure Arena. The venue, whose anchor tenant will be the AHL Coachella Valley Firebirds (a Kraken affiliate), is...

Monumental S&E unveils plans for massive esports center

Daily / Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Monumental Sports & Entertainment today is announcing its plans for District E Powered by Ticketmaster, a 14,000-square foot live-event theater and gaming center focused on esports and located adjacent to Capital One Arena. MSE is taking over two former restaurant spaces, amounting to almost the entire first floor of...

Broncos fans take things into their own hands

Weekly / Monday, January 24, 2022
I n Jay Morrison’s 16-year career with Aramark, he’d never seen as many Denver Broncos fans take pictures of their friends and family buying hot dogs or beers.   That happened regularly this...

Fitch Ratings: Legends' financial outlook stable

Morning Buzz / Friday, January 21, 2022
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Legends’ stable rating outlook, with the company’s $150M revolver rated at BB-, its $400M senior secured notes rated at B and its overall long-term issuer default rating at B-. Legends’ ratings reflect the hit its business took from the pandemic, and the recovery it’s been...

Oak View Group makes new hire for DEI oversight

Closing Bell / Thursday, January 20, 2022
Oak View Group has hired Dr.  Debonair Oates-Primus as the company’s new VP/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She joined the company on Jan. 4 from Community College of Philadelphia, where for the past six years she served as the DE&I lead and coordinator of the Diversity Certificate...

Architect Peter Broeder rejoins HOK

Closing Bell / Thursday, January 20, 2022
Architect Peter Broeder has rejoined HOK as principal, design for the firm’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice based in K.C. Broeder previously spent eight years with HOK before joining Generator Studio in '19. Broeder’s resume includes lead design work on Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Basrah Sport...

Sloan signs on with ASM Global for plumbing

Closing Bell / Thursday, January 20, 2022
ASM Global and Sloan announced a strategic partnership today that makes Sloan the preferred commercial plumbing systems partner for ASM Global’s venues in North America, and focuses on healthier venues, advanced technology, and sustainability. Sloan, a leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems that does extensive work in the sports...

Levy to partner with startups via new DBK Studio

Morning Buzz / Thursday, January 20, 2022
Levy this morning launched DBK Studio, the company’s new wholly owned subsidiary that will partner with startups and emerging tech companies to pilot and scale their products and services across Levy’s 250 venues. “We literally receive a hundred inbound ideas a month from companies that feel they’ve...

T-Mobile Arena taps Shift4 to power payments

Morning Buzz / Thursday, January 20, 2022
Shift4 has partnered with T-Mobile Arena to power payments for all food and beverage purchases at the Las Vegas arena. Shift4 will deploy VenueNext’s full array of products, including its point-of-sale solution and integration of VenueNext mobile commerce platform with AXS, T-Mobile Arena’s official ticketing partner, for use within...