From the moment you interact with us, we want you to feel like we care as much about your event as you do. Whether it’s how your fans discover their next event, purchase tickets, enter your venue with ease and maximize their experience during and after the event – your success is our success.
Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment is a world leader in helping teams and colleges maximize the revenue opportunities in their venues. With experience handling $2.5B in naming rights deals, premium ticket sales projects including the Minnesota Vikings 100% sell out at U.S. Bank Stadium and the Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park, and venue technology integration projects in every major league, VWSE has the unique ability to connect the dots between a great fan experience and revenue. Current and past clients include F.C. Barcelona, the San Francisco Giants, DC United, the San Jose Sharks, and the Detroit Red Wings.
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IBM Sports and Entertainment Solutions
Leading the digital transformation in sports - Bringing the sports enterprise back into the game with digital transformation for fan engagement, team performance, and venue optimization.
IBM Sports and Entertainment Solutions deliver seamless connectivity and extraordinary experience that becomes the integrating front end of IBM's proven sports capabilities -- spanning personalized fan engagement, data management for team performance and the optimization of stadium infrastructure for venues like Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Our approach fuses strategy, design, data and technology infrastructure that enables digital transformation to drive innovation for superior fan engagement, improved team performance and optimization of the venue.
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Eventellect is the leader in driving incremental ticket revenue for sports teams and entertainment companies by developing and executing supplemental pricing and distribution strategies. Through expertise in pricing and risk management, the firm helps partners leverage current consumer trends to maximize ticket yield, attendance, season ticket sales and other metrics. Eventellect’s dedication to its partners is recognized by being ranked by INC magazine as one the 1000 fastest growing privately held US companies for six consecutive years.
With a bold identity and strong new ownership, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and Philips Arena remain committed to making Atlantans proud on the court and off. The 2014-15 Southeast Division Champions, the Hawks have made the postseason in 10 consecutive seasons and reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2015. Off the court, the organization has built a culture of inclusion, diversity and innovation, all with a touch of Southern Hospitality. It continues into the community where the organization builds bridges through basketball, whether by constructing and refurbishing courts in Atlanta neighborhoods, providing scholarships to our basketball camps, or surprising and delighting our fans with unique Atlanta Hawks experiences.
Upon its completion in 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be a world-class sports and entertainment facility in downtown Atlanta and home to the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. The multi-purpose stadium will host major sports and entertainment events, including the Super Bowl in 2019, the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2020 and the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship game.
SunTrust Park, the new 41,000-seat home of the Atlanta Braves, is being developed by the organization in partnership with the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority and will be completed by Opening Day 2017. Located in Atlanta at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the bustling Cumberland area, SunTrust Park will flow directly into The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development, featuring boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, an Omni Hotel, The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 550 residences and One Ballpark Center, Comcast’s regional office headquarters. Powered by Comcast’s all-fiber network and delivering multi-terabit capabilities, SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta will have the highest-capacity network serving any stadium and mixed-use development in the nation. The Battery Atlanta is being privately developed by the Braves along with retail partner Fuqua Development, office developer Pope & Land Enterprises and Pollack Shores Real Estate. Visitors can get a sneak peek of SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta at www.braves.com/SunTrustPark or www.batteryatl.com.
Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 15 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 the Fan (AM), WYAY-FM (106.7) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.
We are an experiential design firm that creates and builds interactive brand, team, and fan experiences. Combine a team of graphic designers and brand strategists with architects and animators, then take interior, interactive, and environmental designers and connect them to a team of digital engineers, throw in an innovation lab, then bolt on over 140,000-square-feet of fabrication space where we can build just about anything and, well, you’ve got us. Together, we are designers, makers, and innovators of world-class experiences.
With multiple clients in the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, and NCAA, we’re experts at leveraging sponsorships to engage fans of all ages, attracting top athletes, and telling team stories to fuel excitement.
From creating the first-ever stadium-wide brand standards guide for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, to engaging Vikings fans inside U.S. Bank Stadium, we know how to bring your brand to life. Throw us your toughest challenge, we'd love to collaborate. Let’s get started. Visit www.dimin.com.
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915, Delaware North has global operations on four continents at high-profile places such as Wembley Stadium, SunTrust Park, Yosemite National Park, Lizard Island, Australia and Rockefeller Center. Delaware North has an annual revenue of $3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, fine dining, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries.
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Mobilitie is the largest privately-held telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States. As a global provider of complete wireless solutions, Mobilitie helps people stay connected on their mobile devices wherever they are. We fund, deploy and operate next generation infrastructure that enables robust 4G LTE coverage and upcoming 5G services and speeds. Mobilitie wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS networks, small cells, and Wi-Fi networks. Mobilitie’s Advanced Technology Group engineers innovative wireless solutions that improve wireless service at the largest and most complex venues across all major industries—including sports and entertainment, real estate, hospitality, education, healthcare, government and transportation. The highest mobile data traffic ever recorded during an event was carried by a Mobilitie DAS network.
Mobilitie is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and has regional offices across the United States and internationally. To learn more about our wireless coverage solutions, visit us at www.mobilitie.com.
Levy Restaurants is the exclusive food and beverage provider at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. From the stadium to the head table, Levy leverages unbridled creativity, custom strategies, impeccable service, and true love for great food to create unforgettable experiences.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses and communities it serves. The company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, along with 24-hour digital access. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Learn more at onUp.com.
Generator Studio is an architecture firm designing sports, hospitality and mixed-use developments. Recent work includes Scottrade Center, U.S. Bank Stadium group sales and Amalie Arena. What distinguishes our work is a passion for the business of sports; understanding an organization’s unique challenges, market and branding bundled to create ROI and authentic experiences. www.generatorstudio.com
SP+ Gameday focuses on events and venues, designing custom parking and transportation solutions that deliver sustainability, improved revenues and lowered operating costs. We reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions by offering a wide array of services that range from unloading buses and ferries from one location to another, to parking thousands of cars for special events. We've successfully managed transportation for major events and venues across the world, including Olympic Games, Super Bowls and NCAA Final Fours.
Break and Signage Provider
WE ARE BLUEMEDIA — For nearly 20 years the biggest brands, agencies, teams and venues in the world have trusted us with the signage, décor, and experiential elements of their events and campaigns. From concept to completion, we create engaging, memorable, and shareable experiences that wow clients and sponsors and leave consumers talking for days.
Access Pass & Design is now Access Event Solutions! New brand. New products. Same commitment to you.
We help the world’s most image-conscious events, brands, entertainers, and sports teams in the world connect with audiences in ways that shatter all expectations. Creating extraordinary live-event credentials (media credentials, press passes, VIP hospitality badges) and live event technology platforms (VIP access control, sponsor activation integration, and more) to enhance the management, magic, and value of your next event. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.