47 AEG Facilities-Affiliated Venues Go Dark for Earth Hour Joining Global Awareness-Raising Campaign in Support of the Environment Los Angeles, CA (March 30, 2015) On March 28th, 2015, 48 AEG Facilities-affiliated stadiums, arenas, theatres, clubs and convention centers in 33 cities, seven countries and four continents joined millions of people and organizations worldwide in “going dark” for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, an international event in support of the environment. From 8:30 to 9:30 PM, dozens of facilities turned off non-essential lights and utilized signage to help spread the message of Earth Hour. These venues took action as part of a global Earth Hour campaign organized by AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability program. In addition, AEG educated employees worldwide about the significance of Earth Hour and encouraged staff members to participate in the office and at home. 

Earth Hour is designed to show the power each one of us has to make a difference and demonstrate the collective strength of these small actions. Earth Hour started in just one city in 2007 and has spread to more than 7,000 cities covering all seven continents. The annual event takes place from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. across all time zones and includes countless global landmarks, from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Empire State Building in New York to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. 

“AEG has many initiatives to engage our guests and employees in sustainability,” said John Marler, AEG’s Senior Director of Energy and Environment. “We emphasize Earth Hour each year because it enables our very visible venues around the world to make a strong statement about what we can do to make a more sustainable world.” 

AEG Facilities-affiliated venues that participated in this year’s Earth Hour included: 

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Brisbane, Australia)
Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Brisbane, Australia)
Cairns Convention Centre (Cairns, Australia)
Darwin Convention Centre (Darwin, Australia)
Newcastle Entertainment Centre (New South Wales, Australia)
Perth Arena (Perth, Australia)
Qantas Credit Union Arena (Sydney, Australia)
Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane, Australia)
Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, CA.)
El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles, CA.)
L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Nokia Theatre L.A.LIVE (Los Angeles, CA)
O.co Coliseum (Oakland, CA.)
Oracle Arena (Oakland, CA)
Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, CA)
Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles, CA)
STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA)
StubHub Center (Carson, CA)
The Roxy Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA)
Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China)
Zhongsheng Center (Dalian, China)
1STBANK Center (Bloomfield, CO)
Bluebird Theater (Denver, CO)
The Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
 O2 World (Berlin, Germany)
Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu, HI)
KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY)
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Target Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland (Kansas City, MO)
Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO)
Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ)
Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)
CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
Keswick Theatre (Glenside, PA)
Stockholm Globe Arenas (Stockholm, Sweden)
BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX)
Eventim Apollo (London, UK)
The O2 (London, UK)
The SSE Arena, Wembley (London, UK)
Showbox at the Market (Seattle, WA)
Showbox SoDo (Seattle, WA) 

In 2010, AEG established a set of 2020 environmental performance goals across five issue areas, including energy and climate, water, waste, responsible purchasing, and education. In 2015, the company will release its fourth AEG 1EARTH Environmental Sustainability Report, which will provide an update on progress towards AEG’s 2020 goals and share stories of AEG’s involvement in Earth Hour and other environmental events worldwide.