AEG LAUNCHES SECONDARY TICKETING SITE IN THE UK
AEG has announced their new secondary ticketing market in the UK. The new platform, AXS Marketplace, will allow fans to sell unwanted tickets for face value with no more than a 10% admin fee. The tickets will be delivered via identity-based system called Flash Seats. As a result of the new platform, AEG has pulled two of its biggest venues, The O2 and Wembley Arena, from their partnership with StubHub. AXS Marketplace is set to enter Sweden next where AEG runs several large venues and then enter into other European countries. “It is fairer for fans, eliminates counterfeiting, combats touting and allows us to have a complete view of everyone at the event,” said Tom Miserendino, President and Chief Executive of AEG Europe in a statement.
TALKING STICK ARENA ADDS FAMILY ROOM FOR WNBA MERCURY GAMES
Talking Stick Resort Arena has added the WNBA’s first family room for their home team, Phoenix Mercury. The new establishment for WNBA game nights has a neonatal nurse who watches over the kids of the players, coaches, and friends while they play home games. The two-room set up has cribs and pack and plays for younger children, while the other room is geared towards older kids with board games, kitchen play sets and more. “It’s one of the best things ever. It gives me a little sense of relief knowing that my kids are well taken care of and having a blast while I’m working,” Phoenix forward DeWanna Bonner told ESPN.
CAA ANNOUNCES AMPLIFY DATABASE FOR WRITERS OF COLOR
For their second annual Amplify event, Creative Artists Agency has announced the launch of the Amplify Database. The CAA Amplify is an invitation-only event convening the leading artists and executives of color from the most impactful organizations in entertainment, sports, and more to accelerate the growth, value, and visibility of inclusion. The new database will be comprised of more than 800 writers of color (self identified) with at least one writing credit on a broadcast, cable, or streaming television project in the past five years, and includes representation information (be it at CAA or elsewhere.) “With the marketplace appetite for diverse voices at an all-time-high, we saw the larger potential value in this resource and decided to maximize its impact by sharing it with the entertainment industry,” said Christy Haubegger, CAA’s Head of Multicultural Business Development at the event.