AEG Facilities' Mercedes-Benz Arena, The Home Depot Center and Ulker Sports Arena selected as finalists for the International 2012 Stadium Business Awards

Apr 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, April 10, 2012) – The nominations for the 2012 Stadium Business Awards have been announced and three of AEG Facilities' venues, along with two AEG executives have been selected as finalists, including Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena, up for the Venue of the Year.

Other AEG Facilities' venues nominated include The Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, Calif., nominated for the Sustainability Award and the recently opened Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul for the New Venue Award.

\"We're thankful to The Stadium Business Awards for recognizing the accomplishments of AEG Facilities' venues and executives across the globe,\" said Bob Newman, AEG Facilities President. \"We're especially proud of Mercedes-Benz Arena, The Home Depot Center and Ulker Sports Arena for their accomplishments in the last year, and look forward to building on their success within the AEG Facilities network of more than 100 elite venues worldwide.\"

In its third year, The Stadium Business Awards recognize a wide spectrum of achievements from across the global stadium industry, including venues and events of the year, as well as executives. Other AEG nominees include STAPLES Center Senior Vice President and General Manager Lee Zeidman, nominated for Executive of the Year and Steve Brice, Vice President of Premium Seating from AEG Europe, nominated in the Team Player of the Year category.

A complete list of nominees is available online www.stadiumbusinessawards.com. Winners will be honored at the annual Stadium Business Summit, organized by Xperiology, in Turin, Italy on May 15.

About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with 100 of the industry's preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, and works in concert with affiliated AEG entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development and AEG 1Earth to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. AEG owns, operates or provides services to venues including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, Calif.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, Calif.) Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), XL Center and Rentschler Field (Hartford, Conn.), The Rose Garden (Portland, Ore.), KeyArena (Seattle, Wash.), KFC YUM! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas), Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, N.C.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Pernambuco Stadium (Recife, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Globe Arenas (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar). For more information, please visit www.aegworldwide.com.

Contacts:

Michael Roth, AEG (213) 742-7155 or mroth@aegworldwide.com

Alison Groendal Salcedo, AEG Facilities (310) 630-2032 or asalcedo@aegworldwide.com

Cassandra Zebisch, AEG (213) 763-7712 or czebisch@aegworldwide.com

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