Louisville City FC has selected AEG Facilities as venue manager for its new stadium, which is set to open in spring 2020 in the Butchertown neighbourhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
In addition to venue management services, AEG Facilities will provide services such as event content development, purchasing, vendor services, marketing and event-day operations for the stadium.
AEG Facilities will also implement its industry-leading proprietary initiatives at the venue including AEG S.A.F.E., AEG 1Source, AEG 1EARTH, AEG 1Force, AEG Encore and AEG Energy Services.
Louisville City FC president Brad Estes said:
AEG Facilities is the best in the world at what they do. We want the absolute best for our fans and for our city, and partnering with a global leader like AEG will be a tremendous advantage for Louisville City FC in our new stadium.
Louisville City plays in the USL league, the second tier of US soccer.
The stadium will have permanent seating for 11,700 fans with a capacity at nearly 14,000. It will include a mixture of luxury boxes, loge seating, safe-standing areas and traditional seating. The stadium is currently under construction with an expected completion date of Spring 2020.
Bob Newman, president, AEG Facilities, added:
We are honoured to be a partner of the Louisville FC team and share their commitment to providing fans, athletes and performers the highest levels of service at the new stadium. This is an iconic project, in the centre of a truly passionate sport and entertainment market. We are also excited with the opportunity to further strengthen our investment to the Louisville greater community.
AEG annually produces more than 22,000 live events in 150-plus venues either owned, operated or affiliated by AEG.
Over 20 of the World’s Top 100 Arenas are affiliated with AEG Facilities. Locally, AEG manages the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Ca, home to the MLS LA Galaxy, and around the globe, AEG manages Suncorp Stadium in Queensland, Australia, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, and The O2 in London. Estes added:
We believe our new stadium will be among the best soccer-specific stadiums in the country. Having AEG Facilities manage the stadium will help us maximise our stadium’s potential as a venue for local, regional and national events.