Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

ASM Global releases operational plans for the reopening of its arenas, stadia, theatres and convention centres

ASM Global releases operational plans for the reopening of its arenas, stadia, theatres and convention centres
June 27, 2020

As facilities across the globe begin to reopen and welcome staff, tenants and guests, ASM Global has released industry-leading protocols to provide trusted protection for the live experience as facilities across the globe begin to reopen and welcome staff, tenants and guests.

Supporting the continued re-opening of its more than 325 facilities and client partners worldwide, VenueShield’s protective capabilities have already been tested at UFC’s event at ASM Global-managed VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA on 9th May and was activated for the NRL fixture at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on 28th May in the first live-audience Australian sport fixture played since March.

To develop the comprehensive new protocols, ASM Global engaged its in-house executive teams and distilled the expertise from across its global network of venues spanning stadia, arenas, theatres, convention and exhibition centres, including the Asia Pacific region.

For further support of the scientific credentials of the program, the company has engaged in a partnership with AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure firm, and its international team of sports venue design, environmental hygiene and biocontainment experts.

The VenueShield program is also being guided by scientific and medical research input from Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) in the USA and its interdisciplinary team of expert faculty and graduate medical students, under the direction of Dean Dr Charles Cairns.

These critical healthcare insights, facilitated by the Drexel Solutions Institute (DSI), will provide ongoing recommendations for COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

In addition, SERVPRO, one of in North America’s leading commercial cleaning and restoration services overr more than 50 years, has provided its professional expertise in the implementation of the pro-active viral pathogen cleaning process. The customised, in-depth workflows for venue re-occupancy include industrial disinfection and workforce safety initiatives, developed in accordance with international guidelines from the CDC, NHS, PHAA and WHO, among others.

Building on those early successful implementations, VenueShield is being deployed in various stages worldwide, in alignment with approvals from local government officials and health care experts. Phases of VenueShield include the implementation of new guidelines for environmental hygiene, workplace safety, technology and equipment, food safety and public awareness as they support future efforts. This ongoing company effort to re-define the customer journey of the future is of top priority.

Commenting on the initiative, ASM Global President and Chief Executive, Bob Newman stated “VenueShield is the culmination of extensive and ongoing work by our Global Task Force to develop this industry-leading set of protocols that will ensure the highest levels of health and safety for our employees, entertainers, athletes and guests.

“We appreciate the expertise provided by the world-class team of experts we have assembled. We look forward to growing the VenueShield program with our partners at AECOM, SERVPRO and Drexel University College of Medicine as we continue to reopen across the globe.”

Mack Astorga, AECOM’s Environmental Risk and Return with Confidence program lead, added “we have a deep understanding of sports and entertainment venues (and) are excited to work with ASM Global on the many aspects of their VenueShield program, including the development and implementation of the phase one environmental hygiene project.

Sports and entertainment venues have long been symbols of hope and pride to the communities in which they reside. Now more than ever, preparing these venues for the safe return of fans, teams and entertainers is critical.”

Images: The ASM Global-managed König-Pilsener Arena, in the German city of Oberhausen (top, courtesy of König-Pilsener Arena) and Bob Newman (below, courtesy of ASM Global).

Related Articles

25th June 2020 - Arts and entertainment funding package welcomed by Live performance industry

23rd June 2020 - MEAA advocate for multi-level support of arts and entertainment sector

20th June 2020 - Queensland Government loosens Coronavirus restrictions to allow 10,000 fans in sporting venues

17th June 2020 - Queensland Government approves return of fans to stadiums

14th June 2020 - Fans return to Super Rugby in New Zealand

11th June 2020 - Albany Entertainment Centre becomes Western Australia’s first theatre to reopen

9th June 2020 - AFL season restart to see 2,000 fans at Adelaide Oval on Saturday

9th June 2020 - Industry stakeholders unite to restart sport and entertainment

6th June 2020 - Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium ready to claim world first with return of fans

26th May 2020 - NRL’s goal to have crowds in stadiums in July described as ‘absurd and dangerous’ by Australian Medical Association

25th May 2020 - Stadiums prepare for NRL return

11th May 2020 - Live Nation says no return to ‘full scale’ concerts until 2021 as it looks to drive-in events

4th May 2020 - Theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh says West End and Broadway shows will be ‘last to go back’

30th April 2020 - ASM Global to launch environmental hygiene program

28th March 2020 - Major entertainment promoters call for Australian Government support through Coronavirus crisis

6th November 2019 - Suncorp Stadium’s contactless tickets a hit with fans

28th October 2019 - Billboard reports strong performance by ASM Global’s Australian arenas

26th October 2019 - ASM Global unveils international leadership team

8th October 2019 - ASM Global appoints new General Manager at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre

3rd October 2019 - New ASM Global expands operations in Australia

1st October 2019 - AEG Facilities and SMG complete merger to become ASM Global

16th September 2019 - Facility manager AEG Ogden transitions to ASM Global (Asia Pacific) brand

11th April 2019 - Leading global promoters Frontier Touring and AEG announce strategic joint venture

11th February 2019 - AEG Ogden Chairman Harvey Lister excited at being part of new ASM Global venues business

8th February 2019 - AEG Facilities and SMG announce merger to create global venue management giant

21st May 2017 - AEG Ogden looks to advance Brisbane’s proposed $2 billion entertainment precinct

19th May 2017 - AEG Facilities accounts for 50% of ticket sales in top 10 global arenas

3rd June 2015 - New TEA/AECOM report shows increased global attendances at theme parks and museums

8th July 2013 - AECOM strengthens its position in Asia’s leisure industry

5th November 2009 - Spotless and SMG Unite in Bid to manage Perth Arena


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SLE WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…

read more

Insurance / Venues

 
 

Humanforce

Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Technology / Venues

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

ICP

ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology

 
 

LIFE FLOOR (Aus & NZ)

Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business