LEXINGTON, KY — Oak View Group Facilities, in a partnership with Lexington Center Corporation, has named industry veteran Brian Sipe as Director of Booking at Rupp Arena. Sipe joins OVG Facilities after serving as General Manager of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, PA.
“Brian is a well-respected leader in live entertainment,” said Bill Owen, President, Lexington Center Corporation, owners of Rupp Arena. “We’re fortunate that he will be joining us here in Lexington to lead Oak View Group Facilities’ vision for enhancing our event schedule. Oak View Group continues to bring outstanding live entertainment to Lexington, and we appreciate their partnership with us at Rupp Arena.”
“We’re excited to have Brian join our team and lead our efforts in Lexington,” said Hank Abate, President, OVG Facilities. “Brian brings a tremendous amount of experience in bookings to Lexington, and we will lean on him to help us secure events at some of our additional properties.”
OVG Facilities and Lexington Center Corporation entered into a three-year partnership in February 2018 whereby OVG focuses on all areas of event programming with the exception of University of Kentucky athletic events.