OVG360 Poised to Take Over Management of Corpus Christi’s American Bank Center on July 1
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni today announced that full-service venue management and hospitality company OVG360 will take over facility operations of the American Bank Center from the City’s current managing operator on July 1, 2022.
Following negotiations to transition operations, OVG360 will oversee venue management, security, food and hospitality, and corporate partnerships at the 10,000-seat arena, 140 square-foot convention center, and 2,500-seat auditorium – a complex designed to host concerts, sporting events, professional and amateur rodeos, culture and arts events, and conventions and meetings.
OVG360 is a service-oriented division of Oak View Group (OVG), the leading global venue development, advisory, and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries. OVG Hospitality will be managing food and beverage operations at the complex.
Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni said, “We welcome OVG360 as our new partner at American Bank Center. Oak View Group is the best in the industry. They already have a great reputation in our community with their management operations of the Solomon P. Ortiz Center and the Ricard M. Borchard Fairgrounds. I am confident that OVG360’s reputation for excellent customer service, public safety, and delicious food and beverage will take our venue to a new level.”
OVG360 oversees numerous operations across Texas, including the brand-new Moody Center at the University of Texas in Austin; Fair Park and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas; Fertitta Center at the University of Houston; McAllen Convention Center; and United Supermarkets Arena and Jones AT&T Stadium at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
“OVG360’s synergies across Texas will offer powerful, broad-reaching resources to Corpus Christi’s American Bank Center,” Chris Granger, Chief Executive Officer of OVG360, said. “We look to engage the city and its residents with a venue that will drive a positive economic impact and help bring the community together. We also are committed to hiring local employees at the American Bank Center and building a strong team with existing staff as the foundation. We foresee great things to come in Corpus Christi.”
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OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources, and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health, public safety, and more.
About Oak View Group (OVG)
Oak View Group (OVG) is a global sports and entertainment company founded by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff in 2015. OVG is focused on being a positive disruption to business as usual in the sports, live entertainment, and hospitality industries and currently has eight divisions across four global offices (Los Angeles, New York, London, and Philadelphia). OVG oversees the operations of Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center and UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NY, as well as arena development projects for Moody Center in Austin, TX; Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, CA; Co-op Live in Manchester, UK; and projects for Arena São Paulo in São Paulo, BZ; Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD; FirstOntario Centre Arena in Hamilton, ON; and a New Arena in Cardiff, Wales. More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.