ICONIC SPORTS AND MUSIC VENUES GO DARK FOR EARTH HOUR THIS SATURDAY

59 AEG Affiliated Venues make a Global Call to Action for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Saturday, March 31 8:30-9:30 PM

 

This Saturday night, March 23rd, for the fifth consecutive year, AEG will partner with the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour, to ensure the world’s largest public action for the environment is connected to the local communities where AEG operates. From 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time, 59 of AEG’s clubs, theatres, arenas and stadia s in 41 cities, seven countries and four continents will join together with billions of people around the world in the symbolic act of going “lights out” for one hour to demonstrate the power each one of us has to make a difference. During the hour, AEG venues will turn off their marquees, LED signage and non-essential external lighting and engage their guests with Earth Hour messaging at corresponding events and through social media to challenge each other to go beyond the hour to improve energy efficiency and reduce climate change.

 

AEG has long challenged the live sports and entertainment industry to set new standards for environmental performance. In 2010, AEG announced its 2020 Goals to reduce its greenhouse gases by 20% and purchase 15% of all of its energy from renewable sources. AEG’s most recent 2012 Sustainability Report shows they are right on target and exceeding some of their goals from 2010 to 2011 they decreased carbon emissions nearly 10% per attendee and 18.5% of their total energy consumption comes from renewable sources. Which includes 636 kw of onsite solar energy in Los Angeles, Stockholm and Sydney.

AEG’s iconic sports and entertainment venues are the perfect setting for taking the global conversation on climate to the local community in a fun and engaging way.

“Earth Hour is one of many events that AEG venues host a year to inspire our fans to engage in environmental action,” said Jennifer Regan, AEG’s Global Sustainability Director. ”Fans come to sports and music venues for entertainment and we hope they walk away with the excitement knowing that together we can make energy efficiency and reduced climate change possible.”

Among the highlights participating AEG venues in 2013 are:

L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA which includes STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia and The GRAMMY Museum among other venues, will be turning off all external venue lights (excluding emergency lighting). In addition, L.A. LIVE restaurants Katsuya and Rosa Mexicana will dim their foyer lighting while the Los Angeles Clippers basketball game at STAPLES Center will make fan interactive announcements throughout the game. The O2 in London, UK will be engaging over 1.2 million fans by flipping the switch on their iconic spires. Earth Hour messaging will also be visible throughout the entertainment district and promoted by the band The Script. Barclays Center will join other New York landmarks such as the Empire State building in turning off its facades lights and external marque. Barclays will use their iconic LED lighting board to display environmental messaging to the public that come and go from the Atlantic –Barclays Center Metro; which is the second busiest subway in Brooklyn. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be engaging their guests in Earth Hour education and they are also using the event to re-engage their suppliers on the Centre’s environmental commitment. Allphones Arena and 12 other AEG affiliated Conventions Centers in Australia will raise awareness by going dark,turning off all non-essential lights; leading up to Earth Hour The Stockholm Globe Arenas in Stockholm, Sweden will darken their iconic Ericcson Globe and feature the WWF logo on their façade while engaging their facebook friends on what they are doing for Earth Hour. XL Center in Hartford, CT will engage 7,500 “Wolf Pack” Hockey fans in Earth Hour by running announcements and the official Earth Hour video throughout the game, dimming inside lighting to emergency light levels and powering down external marquee boards. The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV as well as additional properties along the Las Vegas Strip, will turn off their lights to raise awareness. The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA and AEG-owned MLS Team LA Galaxy will dim the lights and engage 27,000 fans with Earth Hour messaging

 

Full List of AEG Facilities participating in Earth Hour:

Venue Name

Location

1STBANK Center

Broomfield, Colorado

Albany Entertainment Centre

Albany Australia

Allphones Arena

Sydney, Australia

Annexet

Stockholm, Sweden

Barclays Center

Brooklyn, New York

BBVA Compass Stadium

Houston, Texas

Turk Telekom Galatasaray Stadium

Istanbul, Turkey

Best Buy Theater

New York, New York

Bluebird Theater

Denver, Colorado

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Brisbane, Australia

Cairns Convention Centre

Cairns, Australia

Citizens Business Bank Arena

Ontario, California

Club Nokia

Los Angeles, California

CONSOL Energy Center

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Darwin Convention Centre

Darwin, Australia

Ericsson Globe

Stockholm, Sweden

His Majesty's Theatre

Perth, Australia

Hovet Arena

Stockholm, Sweden

IndigO2

London, England

Jobing.com Arena

Glendale, Arizona

Keswick Theatre

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

KeyArena at the Seattle Center

Seattle, Washington

KFC Yum! Center

Louisville, Kentucky

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

L.A. LIVE

Los Angeles, California

Midland Theatre

Kansas City, Missouri

Mill City Nights

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Newcastle, Australia

Nokia Theatre L.A.LIVE

Los Angeles, California

O2 World

Berlin, Germany

O2 World Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Oracle Arena

Oakland, California

Perth Arena

Perth, Australia

Perth Concert Hall

Perth, Australia

Qatar National Convention Centre

Doha, Qatar

Tele2 Arena

Stockholm, Sweden

Rose Garden

Portland, Oregon

Söderstadion

Stockholm, Sweden

Sprint Center

Kansas City, Missouri

STAPLES Center

Los Angeles, California

State Theatre Centre of WA

Northbridge, Australia

Subiaco Arts Centre

Perth, Australia

Target Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Home Depot Center

Carson, California

The O2

London, England

The Ogden Theatre

Denver, Colorado

The Warfield

San Francisco, California

Time Warner Cable Arena

Charlotte, North Carolina

U.S. Bank Arena

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ulker Sports Arena

Istanbul, Turkey

Valley View Casino Center

San Diego, California

Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie

Dallas, Texas

Volksbank Arena

Hamburg, Germany

XL Center

Hartford, Connecticut

XL Center Exhibition Center

Hartford, Connecticut

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, providing total venue management, plus other services, including operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), KFC YUM! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas), O.co Coliseum and Oracle Arena (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), 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), ULKER Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Hydro Arena (Glasgow, Scotland) and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar). For more information, please visit www.aegworldwide.com.

 

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