STAPLES Center Receives Award for Best New Major Concert Venue of the YearFeb 14, 2000
LAS VEGAS (February, 4, 2000) - STAPLES Center was named "Best New Major Concert Venue of the Year" at the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards ceremony held Thursday evening at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.
The Pollstar Concert Industry Awards are presented annually by Pollstar Magazine, the venue and concert industry's most respected trade magazine.
Nominated along with STAPLES Center were Air Canada Centre (Toronto), Alltel Arena (Little Rock), Conseco Fieldhouse (Indianapolis), Pepsi Center (Denver) and Philips Arena (Atlanta).
Timothy J. Leiweke, president of STAPLES Center, called the award "a fitting tribute to the best development team and arena staff ever assembled. On a day-to-day basis Brenda Tinnen and Lee Zeidman, vice presidents of event services and operations, oversee what is truly the best-managed venue in this country. We accept this award on behalf of our staff and every one of our guests who have already visited STAPLES Center or will be with us soon," Leiweke added.
For nearly 20 years, Pollstar has provided music business professionals with the most reliable and accurate source of worldwide concert tour schedules, ticket sales results, music industry contact directories, trade news and unique specialized data services. In addition to publishing the concert industry's leading weekly trade publication, Pollstar also maintains the world's largest database of international concert tour information.
Since its October 17, 1999 opening starring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, STAPLES Center has hosted concerts by Ricky Martin, The Eurythmics, Bette Midler, Cher and The Eagles New Year's Eve Celebration. The $375 million downtown Los Angeles arena is also the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Avengers. Later this year, STAPLES Center will host the 42 Annual Grammy Awards and the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
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