AXS provides innovative ticketing, data, and marketing solutions for more than 200 clients in live entertainment, from arenas and theaters to teams and universities. With its industry-leading technology, AXS helps clients reach more fans, gain better insights, and maximize the value of their events. The AXS platform serves millions of fans across the globe and makes it easier for them to discover events, get the perfect tickets, and share unforgettable live experiences with artists and teams. Headquartered in Los Angeles, AXS employs more than 500 professionals in multiple locations worldwide: Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, London, and Stockholm. Learn more at solutions.axs.com.
With more than 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, Sports Business Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. Sports Business Daily, the industry’s leading daily online site, summarizes industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets while its Global edition aggregates business news throughout the world by following more than 200 local-language publications and media outlets.
Resource Guide LIVE is the industry’s digital directory with listings on more than 75,000 people and in more than 11,000 companies. The Sports Business Conference and Events Group annually produces 12 industry-leading conferences and events.
The Sports Business Group is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises a host of city-specific weekly business journals, BizJournals.com and Hemmings Motor News. ACBJ is part of Advance Publications.
The Ilitch companies, the businesses founded or purchased by Detroit entrepreneurs Mike and/or Marian Ilitch, all started with pizza, once thought of as simply a snack
food. But hard work and innovation grew one Little Caesars pizza store in metropolitan Detroit into a world-class food, sports and entertainment organization.
Ford Field is the home of the NFL Detroit Lions, located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Ford Field opened in 2002 and recently underwent a $100M renovation. It is revered as a distinctly Detroit venue with the stadium’s Southside built around original brick that remained from the city’s iconic Hudson’s Warehouse. With a seating capacity of 65,000, Ford Field has played host to The Final Four, Super Bowl XL and countless other historic sports and entertainment events.
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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.
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Thornton Tomasetti optimizes the design and performance of structures, materials and systems for projects of every size and level of complexity. An employee-owned organization of engineers, scientists, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices worldwide, we support clients by drawing on the diverse expertise of our integrated practices. We are committed to be a sustainable and enduring organization and the global driver of innovation in our industry.
Generator Studio is a full-service architecture and interior design firm that calls Kansas City home. We specialize in hospitality, sports, and commercial projects. Through a wealth of experience and a collaborative approach, we have built a sterling industry reputation and growth fueled by repeat business and both local and national referrals. But make no mistake – at Generator, there is no formula for success. We approach each project with fresh eyes focused on creating developments that are inherently economically and environmentally sustainable.
Populous Design Build
With small timeframes and big expectations, off season projects can bring postseason levels of stress. The all new Populous Design-Led Design Build is here to help. One point of contact and expedited pricing minimizes your risk from concept through construction. Our more efficient, predictable process, bolstered by our collective industry expertise, gives your fans the best experience while driving revenue and protecting your brand. For more information visit: populous.com/designbuild.
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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 seven consecutive years.
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HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice has expertise in the design and master planning of high-performance training facilities, arenas, stadiums, ballparks and recreation centers. The group plans and designs world-class sports complexes that are the centerpieces of successful, vibrant campuses and entertainment districts. Recent projects include Little Caesars Arena in Detroit; Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Philips Arena Renovation in Atlanta; and Clemson University’s Football Operations Complex.
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 23 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation. hok.com
Infinite Scale is a sports design consultancy specializing in integrating brands into venues and events. We understand the complexity of sports venues and the tenants and events that they host as we have worked on over 100 of them including Little Caesars Arena. InfiniteScale.com
ROSSETTI is a global architectural design and planning firm with a portfolio of showcase properties spanning sports and entertainment, interiors, hospitality and retail. Our philosophy of Designing Experiences that Generate Value uses the power of design to create dynamic spaces that have a measurable impact on your business.
Heritage Werks specializes in creating and mining state-of-the-art archival programs to fuel fan engagement, new revenue streams and fresh content for stadiums of the future.
Our enterprise approach positively impacts a team’s daily business flow, breaking down silos and supporting collaboration, ideation, innovation, and information sharing across every major department.
We are the heritage agency for sports, brands and entertainment. Our clients include DOW 30 and Fortune 500 companies; leading technology, retail, luxury and fashion brands; NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL teams and many others. We also provide private client services to support the needs of celebrities and highly accomplished individuals including some of America’s most influential business leaders.
To learn more visit www.heritagewerks.com.
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The original disruptor in defining the premium sports and entertainment dining experience, Levy remains one of the fastest growing and most critically acclaimed restaurant companies. Named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports by Fast Company magazine, Levy’s diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants, iconic sports and entertainment venues, and convention centers as well as the Grammy Awards, PGA Championship, US Open Tennis Tournament, Kentucky Derby, and NHL, MLB, NBA All-Star Games.
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.
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Delaware North Sportservice – a division of global hospitality leader Delaware North – is one of the world’s leading food, beverage and retail management companies. Delaware North has delighted fans at iconic venues and major events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NHL and MLB All-Star games, the Stanley Cup Final, NBA Finals, the FA Cup and the Australian Open.
Every day, at more than 50 sports venues around the world, Delaware North continues to demonstrate its ability to develop, operate and manage multifaceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine-dining and retail facilities that exceed the evolving needs of today's fans. Delaware North takes pride in a robust customer insights platform to provide passionate service, retail expertise, an unmatched culinary experience and partnerships that bring together the best in local fare.
From luxury suites to the front row seats, Delaware North delivers innovation and excellence. For more information, please visit www.delawarenorth.com.
ACCESS™ Event Solutions is revolutionizing the live events industry by providing advanced credential systems that solve modern security concerns. ACCESS™ has evolved into the industry leader for RFID integrated credentials, creating endless opportunities for functional enhancements that make event management easier and more secure. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.
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and that’s why we Make it Perfect™.
bluemedia is the industry leader in décor, custom fabrication and experiential activations for brands, teams, events, and venues across the United States.
We’re a team of creatives, engineers, managers, rule breakers and list-checkers. It’s our passion to work alongside the world’s leading designers, architects and brands to bring their visions to life from concept to execution.
The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, and construction services firm with offices in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Glastonbury, CT; and Syracuse, NY. SLAM provides award-winning architectural design services for athletic and recreational facilities, stadiums, corporate clients, hospitals, and academic institutions across the United States.
ParkHub is a Dallas,Texas based technology company that provides software and hardware services for the global parking industry. The company's mobile POS device "Prime" provides the ability to scan and authenticate, in real-time, pre-paid parking passes as well as the ability to accept multiple payment options. All transactions are captured in the business intelligence system "Portal" which provides real-time reporting of parking revenue, inventory availability and control, and management of Exempt and VIP parkers. As a result customers have seen faster ingress times, increased parking revenue, better visibility into their parking operations, and overall better customer experience for fans, donors, and guests.
Verve is the world's leading word-of-mouth sales software. We enables brands to turn their fans into advocates who sell tickets to their friends, making it possible to reach new audiences with genuine recommendations rather than advertising.
Verve is trusted by over 450 clients, including leading brands such as Live Nation, Tough Mudder, Ticketmaster and more.
Heartland serves American entrepreneurs by caring, focusing, and providingquality business solutions they trust to more than 400,000 business locationsnationwide. Product offerings include multi-channel payments, payroll, point-of-sale,customer engagement and lending. Heartland pioneered the MerchantBill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative to educate merchants aboutfair payment processing practices. heartland.us
For over 25 years, Alvarado has manufactured state-of-the-art access control solutions for leading sports and entertainment venues around the globe. Our extensive product portfolio continues to help clients achieve operational excellence while delivering a world-class entry experience for guests. Flexible integration options allow use with all the top names in ticketing.