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Uruguay’s Antel Arena opens its doors

The new state-of-the-art Antel Arena opened its doors this week in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The 10,000-seat indoor venue will be home to world class competitions in basketball, tennis, futsal and other sports, as well as concerts, family shows, festivals, corporate and special events.

AEG Facilities was selected by Antel, Uruguay’s leading telecommunications company, to manage and operate the venue.

The $70 million project was overseen from AEG’s office in São Paulo, Brazil with additional resources provided by AEG’s offices and venues globally.

Javier Emicuri, Antel´s CEO commented:

This new state of the art Arena is destined to be the home of the most important sports, music and entertainment events, fairs and conventions. Our goal for this venue is to provide Uruguay with the best infrastructure to become a reference place in South America to host these major events, and with a strong partner like AEG at our side, we are confident we will achieve this.

AEG Facilities is responsible for all aspects of the arena’s operations beginning with directing all pre-opening functions including overseeing the hiring and training of the venue’s full staff.

It will also be responsible for planning and executing the arena’s grand opening while managing key departments such as event operations, sponsorship and premium seating sales, booking, security, ticketing, guest services, marketing, public relations, finance, human resources and overall event management.

Chuck Steedman, AEG Facilities’ chief operating officer said:

We applaud Antel and the government of Uruguay for designing and building this great indoor arena.

Antel Arena will immediately take its place at the head of the class for indoor venues in South America and will set the standard for excellence on the continent. We are thankful for the opportunity to work with Antel and the people of Uruguay to provide the best in world-class sports and entertainment.