AEG to oversee Stadium’s pre-opening activities and provide full management, programming and operational services...
Further extending its global presence, AEG Facilities (division of AEG), the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, announced today that the company has officially begun operational activities on a long-term agreement to provide pre-opening and management services at Stadio della Roma, the new state-of the-art-stadium being developed in Rome that will be home to AS Roma.
Under the terms of the agreement, the newly launched AEG Facilities Global Solutions will provide diverse pre-opening services during final design and construction periods with AEG Facilities continuing to provide full management and support services including event programming, purchasing through AEG’s global purchasing network, vendor venue services, sustainability consulting through AEG1Earth and event day operations for the venue including event staff training through AEG’s proprietary Encore program following the stadium’s opening.
The planned 52,500-seat facility is expected to start construction in early 2017 and is anticipated to open for the 2019–2020 Italian Serie A season.
“AEG Facilities is a worldwide leader in the global sports market and we are proud to be partnered with them,” commented AS Roma president Jim Pallotta. “We look forward to working closely with their team of industry experts and have total confidence in AEG’s ability to lead day-to-day stadium operations and a mix of year-round entertainment events that we plan to hold at the Stadio della Roma.”
“AEG Facilities Global Solutions is thrilled at the opportunity to work closely with Jim Pallotta and his talented team on what will be an iconic venue,” said Bob Newman, president AEG Facilities. “This stadium is a critical piece in AS Roma’s storied history and will transform both the sports landscape and fan experience in Italy. It will be a true multi-use stadium and will host not only the world’s best soccer matches, but also concerts, festivals and other events. We are thrilled to be part of this exciting project.”