ABM Expands Facility Cleaning Support to Multiple Marquee AEG Venues
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of integrated facility
solutions, today announced that the Company has entered a global
partnership with AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment
presenters in the world. Under the multiyear, multimillion dollar
partnership, ABM will expand the services it provides to select AEG
venues around the world.
In the first phase of the global partnership, ABM will provide a variety
of facility cleaning services at several high-profile AEG venues,
L.A. LIVE — the $2.5 billion sports and
entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles is located within a 4
million-square foot, 27-acre area that is home to STAPLES Center,
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (7,100-seat venue), Club Nokia (2,300-capacity
live music venue), a 54-story, 1001-room hotel tower featuring the JW
Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, 224
luxury Ritz-Carlton Residences, Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14
theaters, restaurants, office space, broadcast facilities for ESPN and
more. Within LA LIVE, ABM will provide cleaning services for the
district's exterior grounds, STAPLES Center, Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE,
Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE and AEG's corporate headquarters space, also
located within the district.
The Home Depot Center — a multi-use
sports complex located on the campus of California State University
Dominguez Hills in Carson, California, which has been designated as an
Official U.S. Olympic Training Site with elite facilities for soccer,
track & field, lacrosse, track cycling, rugby and other Olympic
sports. The stadium home to Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy and Chivas
USA and a premier setting for concerts and family shows.
The GRAMMY Museum — a 30,000-square foot
museum located within the L.A. LIVE district with cutting-edge
interactive, permanent and traveling exhibits that explore and
celebrate all forms of music — from rock, hip-hop and R&B to country,
classical and jazz — and also houses the 200-seat Clive Davis Theater.
Citizens Business Bank Arena — the
Ontario, California arena, which can accommodate more than 11,000
people, is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts ice hockey's Ontario
Reign, and a variety of other sporting competitions, concerts, family
shows, special events, community activities and private events.
Valley View Casino Center — the San
Diego-based indoor arena, which historically has hosted some of
Southern California's premier sporting competitions, music
performances and other events, can accommodate from 9,000 to 14,500
guests for major musical concerts, ice hockey, basketball, arena
football, boxing, ice shows, tennis, the circus and more.
"We are truly thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our partnership
with AEG, a well-established and fast-growing market leader in the
sports and entertainment industry," said Henrik Slipsager, President &
CEO of ABM. "Our extensive experience and broad capabilities in
delivering facility services to our multiple sports and entertainment,
retail and hospitality clients will serve us extremely well as we help
support the first-rate experience of the millions of guests and visitors
at AEG's premier venues around the world."
AEG will soon open BBVA Compass Stadium, the new home to Major League
Soccer's Houston Dynamo. The open-air, 22,000-seat stadium will be the
league's first soccer-specific stadium located in a city's downtown
district when it opens in May. As part of the second phase of the global
partnership, ABM will provide facility cleaning services at the new $80
million stadium, which also will host international soccer matches,
concerts and boxing competitions, in addition to serving as home to
Texas Southern University football. The stadium project also will seek
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification as a
sustainable facility. ABM offers "green cleaning" through its
industry-leading ABM Green Care™, and is today green cleaning more than
300 million square feet of facility space. Green cleaning is a key
criterion in achieving LEED certification.
"The foundation of our partnership with ABM is the shared commitment to
providing the highest quality of service and a world-class experience to
our guests," said Shervin Mirhashemi, Chief Operating Officer, AEG
Global Partnerships. "ABM has proven to be an industry leader in
facility services and the global expansion of our partnership is
testament not only to their capabilities, but to AEG's commitment to
using environmentally safe products and practices in our venues."
The global partnership expands ABM's existing agreement to provide pre-
and post-event cleaning services for AEG venues, including STAPLES
Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles as well as Kansas
City's Sprint Center. The two companies expect to announce additional
venues both in the U.S. and Europe later this year.
"We are very proud of the growing relationship we have with the global
leader in sports and entertainment," said Charlotte Jensen-Murphy, ABM
Vice President & Director, National Sales. "This partnership allows us
to build on our strong foundation by servicing more of AEG's premier
venues, including internationally, while extending our services at
STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Good things happen when you
bring together two industry leaders and we look forward to being a part
of AEG's rapid and significant growth around the world."
ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM), which operates through its
subsidiaries (collectively "ABM"), is a leading provider of integrated
facility solutions. With fiscal 2011, revenues of approximately $4.2
billion and nearly 100,000 employees, ABM provides commercial cleaning
and maintenance, facility engineering, energy efficiency, parking,
security and landscaping services for thousands of commercial,
industrial, government and retail clients across the United States and
various international locations. ABM's business services include ABM
Janitorial Services, ABM Facility Solutions, ABM Parking Services (Ampco
System Parking) and ABM Security Services. For more information, visit www.abm.com.
Source: ABM Industries Incorporated
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