ASM Global boss of Suncorp Stadium yet again!



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ASM Global re-appointed AS Manager at Suncorp Stadium Image: ASM Global

The Queensland Government (Australia) through Stadiums Queensland has reappointed entertainment experiences company ASM Global as Manager of Brisbane’s iconic Suncorp Stadium for a five-year period from January 1st, 2023.

‘ASM Global’ stated that ASM Global Asia Pacific, with venues across Australia, New Zealand, the Asia Pacific, and Middle East has managed Suncorp Stadium since its redevelopment in 2003.

Los Angeles (US)-based ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues.

From its Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, ASM Global operates a network of venues that includes entertainment and sports arenas, live performance theaters and convention and exhibition centers.

The Queensland Government is the democratic administrative authority of the Australian State of Queensland. The Government of Queensland, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1859 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time.

The 52,500-capacity Lang Park, also known as the Brisbane Football Stadium, by the sponsored name Suncorp Stadium, and nicknamed ‘The Cauldron’, is a multipurpose stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, located in the suburb of Milton.

‘ASM Global’ further stated that the management rights were awarded to ASM Global following a formal tender process.

Harvey Lister AM, ASM Global Asia Pacific Chairman and Chief Executive, said the company was honored and very pleased to be reappointed as the Venue Manager, which he said reflected the Queensland Government’s continuing faith and trust in the company’s ability to manage the stadium to a world-class standard.

From relatively humble but somewhat legendary beginnings, the Suncorp Stadium, under the management of ASM Global, has developed into an internationally acknowledged venue that now boasts four anchor tenants as well as hosting world class sporting events including Australia’s State of Origin Series and Rugby World Tests, along with a glittering lineup of concerts and entertainment events.

The State of Origin series is an annual best-of-three rugby league series between two Australian State representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons.

Since 2003, the venue has held some 750 events with more than 19 million fans in attendance and has been recognized as one of the world’s leading venues.

2023 will see the stadium play host to eight games of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ – the third most matches of the tournament as well as headline entertainment events including British singer Elton John, the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and the English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.

Suncorp Stadium General Manager, Alan Graham, paid tribute to the outstanding work of the Stadium Management Team who has been at the coalface creating and delivering world class sporting and entertainment events for the people of Queensland – “It is also fortunate that we are part of a worldwide network in ASM Global which has assisted us in continuing to take advantage of the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology ensuring the Suncorp Stadium team remains amongst the most elite in the world.”

Harvey Lister acknowledged the support and cooperation of Queensland’s Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement, Stirling Hinchliffe, and Stadiums Queensland as the owner of the venue and the continuing loyalty and commitment of stadium clients and anchor tenants.

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