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Dale Adams Named General Manager of Prudential Center in Newark
Kevin Morgan Named Vice President of Sales
NEWARK, NJ (May 23, 2007) - New Jersey Devils Chairman and Managing Partner Jeffrey Vanderbeek and AEG New York/New Jersey President Nick Sakiewicz announced today that veteran venue management executive Dale Adams has been named general manager of the Prudential Center in Newark, which is set to open on October 26. Kevin Morgan also joins the executive team as Vice President of Sales.
Adams, a 27-year veteran of the venue management and touring sides of the entertainment industry, was most recently general manager of the newly constructed 18,000 seat Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan. Adams has held general manager and director level positions at the multipurpose Pontchartrain Center near New Orleans, and the multi-venue Mullins Center complex on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. Adams' touring experience includes four years as general manager with Disney On Ice, and six years as the Director of North American Routing and Tours for Feld Entertainment, Inc. overseeing touring productions of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney On Ice, Goosebumps, Grease On Ice, and various other theatrical properties. Adams is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Sports Management program with a specialization in coliseum, stadium, and venue management.
Morgan joins AEG facilities with an extensive background in sales and marketing, most recently as chief marketing officer for the Washington Capitals, where he was responsible for overseeing the majority of the business operations. Prior to joining the Capitals, Morgan served as the general sales manager for One-On-One Sports in New York City, where he led the network to record growth. In the mid-'90s, Morgan served as director of ticket sales for the New Jersey Devils. A native of Eatontown, New Jersey, Morgan holds a degree in business communications from the William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He and his wife Nicole have three children.
Prudential Center is the first major sports and entertainment venue to open its doors in the nation's top media market in over 25 years, and will showcase 76 luxury suites, 2,200 club seats, and an array of amenities and conveniences for fans. Prudential Center will seat 17,615 people for hockey games, 18,500 for basketball games and 19,500 for concerts.
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or operates a collection of companies including world-class sports and entertainment venues like Los Angeles's Staples Center, The Home Depot Center (Carson, California), Toyota Park (Bridgeview, Illinois) and Red Bull Park (Harrison, NJ), NOKIA Theatre Times Square and NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie; sports franchises throughout the world including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS), Chicago Fire (MLS) and Houston Dynamo (MLS). The company's live entertainment division, AEG LIVE is one of the world's leading concert promotion and touring organization.
AEG is overseeing the development of L.A. Live, a 4 million square foot/$2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports & entertainment district featuring NOKIA Theatre Los Angeles, Club NOKIA, "broadcast" facilities for ESPN, along with entertainment, restaurant, hotel, residential and office space. The company is developing London's 28-acre Millennium Dome property and will create The O2, a 23,000-seat arena and over 650,000 square feet of leisure and entertainment use within the "Dome" and additional arenas, The O2 World, on a 45-acre site in the heart of Berlin and Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
About Devils Arena Entertainment, LLC
Devils Arena Entertainment is an affiliate company of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, responsible for the leasing, operating, and maintaining of Prudential Center, the team's future home. The New Jersey Devils are currently celebrating their 25th Anniversary season in the Garden State. During that time, the team has won the Stanley Cup Championship on three occasions: 1995, 2000, and 2003. For more information, visit www.newjerseydevils.com.