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






1STBANK Center



Broomfield, Colorado



Albany Entertainment Centre



Albany Australia



Allphones Arena



Sydney, Australia






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






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






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






Stockholm, Sweden



Sprint Center



Kansas City, Missouri






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.