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.