Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena may win prestigeous award

The Academy of Country Music has announced the nominations for the 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards™.  Among the nominees is Jacksonville’s VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, nominated for Arena of the Year.  Other nominees in this category include: Madison Square Garden in New York City, The Staples Center in Los Angeles, Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, GA and Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.

ASM Global manages The VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena along with six other entertainment and sporting venues in Jacksonville.  “The City of Jacksonville is honored to be in partnership with ASM Global and to continue to bring elite events and outstanding entertainment to our city,” said Lenny Curry, Mayor of Jacksonville.

“We are proud to manage so many fine venues, including the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, on behalf of the City of Jacksonville.  I am proud of the work by our ASM Global booking team, led locally by Zane Collings.  Huge thank you to Live Nation, AEG Presents, Messina Touring Group, Outback Presents and all the country artists and agents who make Jacksonville a must-play city,” says Bill McConnell, General Manager of ASM Global – Jacksonville.

The 55th Annual ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5, 2020 on CBS.  For more information about upcoming events, visit www.jaxevents.com.

For more information on VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, follow them on social media at: Facebook: @VyStarVeteransArena and @jaxevents; Instagram: @jaxevents & Twitter: @jaxevents

About ASM Global: ASM Global-Jacksonville manages seven sports, entertainment, and convention venues on behalf of the City of Jacksonville. Our beautiful venues include:
TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Florida-Georgia, the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl and Monster Jam.
Daily’s Place, a 5,500-seat amphitheater with concert programming year-round and an indoor practice facility for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, showplace of such entertainment greats as Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett and home to the Arena Bowl Champions Jacksonville Sharks, the ABA Jacksonville Giants and the Jacksonville IceMen.
121 Financial Ballpark, home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Florida vs FSU Baseball
The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, stage to Broadway and music elite like Wicked, James Taylor and Diana Ross; and home of the FSCJ Artist Series and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, a historic renovated train station providing a unique venue for meetings, social events and conventions.
The Ritz Theatre and Museum, located in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of LaVilla, celebrating the artistic culture of African American life in Northeast Florida and the African Diaspora with museum exhibits, concerts, films, lectures, dance and dramatic arts.
Committed to the Jacksonville community, the guests that enjoy our venues and the clients that utilize them, ASM Global-Jacksonville provides the ultimate event experience in Northeast Florida.

ASM Global was formed in October 2019 from the merger of AEG Facilities, the global innovator in live entertainment venues, and SMG, the gold standard in event management.  ASM Global is a venue management powerhouse that spans five continents, 14 countries and more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibit centers, and performing arts venues.  As the world’s most trusted venue manager, ASM Global provides venue strategy and management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. Among the venues in our portfolio are landmark facilities such as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Conference Centre in Shenzhen, China. ASM Global also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies.

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