AEG Facilities Names Dennis Petrullo Director Of Booking and Event Development

by laliveinsider on Tue., Jan 19 at 09:00 AM

January 19, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, January 19, 2010) - Dennis Petrullo has been named Director of Booking and Event Development for AEG Facilities for the Louisville, Ky. office, it was announced by Bob Newman, Chief Operating Officer, AEG Facilities.

Petrullo will be responsible for coordinating AEG Facilities' activities at the new 22,000-seat Louisville Arena, now under construction, plus Freedom Hall (20,000-seat arena) and Broadbent Arena (6,000 seats) in the Kentucky Exhibition Center. The new arena, set to open this Fall, is a multi-purpose venue that will be home to the University of Louisville's Men's and Women's basketball programs, plus a water-front restaurant, retail and entertainment complex, in the heart of downtown Louisville.

In addition, Petrullo will focus on supporting event programming in other AEG Facilities regional venues, including the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, a 220,000-sq. ft. exhibition hall, 19,000-seat arena, 3,000-seat concert hall and 1,000-seat theater.

\"Dennis brings a truly exceptional blend of experience, with more than 30 years in the industry to AEG, which will be invaluable to the growth of our venues,\" said Newman. \"Dennis' knowledge of the music, entertainment, sports and family show industries will be key in helping to provide venue support services and programming for our partners in the region.\"

\"I am thrilled to be a part of the AEG family, and have always admired its vision and success in the live entertainment industry, as I've watched it grow in the last decade,\" said Petrullo. \"I look forward to helping our facilities in furthering their success in the exciting year ahead as we eagerly await the opening of the new Louisville Arena in November.\"

Prior to joining AEG Facilities, Petrullo was the Sr. Vice President and General Manager for Sports Capital Partners, and ran all front-of-house and booking operations for the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. and Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 more than 100 of the industry's preeminent venues worldwide, across four continents, and works in concert with affiliated AEG entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Development 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.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), The Rose Garden (Portland, Ore.), Conseco Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Ind.), American Airlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), AT&T Center (San Antonio, Tx.), Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, N.C.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), Wukesong Arena (Beijing, China), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), Color Line Arena (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Acer Arena (Sydney, Australia), Globe Arenas (Stockholm, Sweden), and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar). For more information, please visit www.aegworldwide.com.

Media Contact:

Michael Roth
AEG
(213) 742-7155
[email protected]

Alison Groendal Salcedo
AEG Facilities
(310) 630-2032
[email protected]

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