WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — Venue Coalition added 10 new venues to its portfolio in 2017, making it one of the company’s best years on record. It now represents more than 70 arenas in the U.S. and Canada and represents more arenas in North America than any other booking organization.
According to Andrew Prince, Executive Vice President and Partner at Venue Coalition, “2017 was another year of significant growth for Venue Coalition. Our members are actively engaged, and together, we are booking more shows than ever before.” One of the new member venues is the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.
“SAP Center Management is excited to be a part of Venue Coalition,” said Steve Kirsner, Vice President of Booking & Events for SAP Center. “In the very competitive Bay Area market, Venue Coalition will provide another outlet of intelligence, which will help keep SAP Center in the forefront as the premier sports and entertainment venue in Northern California.” Another new member venue is First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro, AR (the focus of the cover story in the F&EM 2017-2018 Booking Guide).
“Venue Coalition plays an integral part of our marketing and programming strategy here at First National Bank Arena,” said Jim Brown, CFE, Director of First National Bank Arena. “The services and knowledge that Jeff Apregan, Andrew Prince and their whole Venue Coalition team provides is invaluable.”