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Weekend Plans With AEG Global Partnerships COO Russ Silvers

Many sports teams and organizations have already turned their focus to '20, and it's no different for AEG Global Partnerships COO RUSS SILVERS, who is busy planning for the company's properties that include Staples Center and the NHL Kings. "I love this time of year," said Silvers, an SBJ "Forty Under 40" honoree in '16. "It's kind of a new beginning, but also our most chaotic time." Silvers during the week can be seen walking the concourses at Staples during a Kings game or meeting with various clients, but he tries to keep his weekends clear for his wife and three young children. Silvers recently caught up with THE DAILY to share what a typical weekend looks like.

KICKING OFF FRI-YAY: I live in a little community called Westchester just north of LAX, so after winding my way through traffic, I get home and try to wind down. The family and I will typically order in food -- we like Benny's Tacos or Ayara Thai -- and just chat about the day, the week, or we'll watch a movie or play a board game. My wife, MARIA, and I are into spicy food, and our kids, GRACE (10), GAVIN (8) and GEORGIA (4), like to venture into different things. They're definitely not conservative with their food types. I obviously have to work some weekend nights, so the ones I have free, I really covet.

Silvers makes a point to spend as much weekend time as possible with his wife and three young children
Photo: Russ Silvers
Silvers makes a point to spend as much weekend time as possible with his wife and three young children
Photo: Russ Silvers
Silvers makes a point to spend as much weekend time as possible with his wife and three young children
Photo: Russ Silvers

SATURDAY IN THE PARK: I start both my weekend mornings with a ride on my Peloton. We're up really early with three kids, and if we're not at one of their sporting events, I do my famous pancake breakfast for them. We also love music as a family, so we're pumping dance music throughout the house: something like CALVIN HARRIS or MARSHMELLO. We just kind of dance around the house. After that, it's really go time. There's a volleyball match, a soccer game, basketball or baseball. We're really big into all five of us doing the sporting events together as a family and supporting each other. There's nothing like watching your kids play sports and seeing them go through the processes and seeing the emotional highs and lows on their faces.

TABLE FOR TWO: On Saturday nights, Maria and I will try and go on a date if we can find a babysitter. There's a place called Kanpai Sushi that we like to go to when we can. We'll also try and catch some Netflix if we can. I'm really into "OZARK" right now and she's watching "THE HANDMAID'S TALE." It's kind of a race to see who gets to the couch first. I also find myself going back to watch "THE DEFIANT ONES" frequently. I used to go to a lot of SC football games and be part of the experience, but once we had kids, that was kind of put on pause. I miss watching them, but I'll miss anything to be with my family.

SUNDAY SHAKEDOWN: On Sundays, we'll be riding bikes on the beach or going to some sort of park or community or family event. We'll end the day with a movie or TV show before the week is ready to start back up. Once the kids are asleep, I'll open up my laptop and put my checklist together of any projects that I have coming up for the week.

READY FOR PRIMETIME: I'm at the majority of our Kings games and, obviously this year, I've been at a lot of Lakers and Clippers games. You'll see me walking the concourses, walking the suite levels to be with partners. I'll be in the Lexus Club at dinner with clients. I love networking, mingling with everyone in the room, but during the last quarter or period, I try to make a concerted effort to let our clients enjoy and watch the end of the game.