AEG Ogden Bites On Perth

Australia-based facility management company AEG Ogden has confirmed its interest in operating the new $335 million Perth Arena when it opens in 2010. The venue capacity will be 14,000 for concerts and 12,000 for sporting events.

AEG Ogden operates 17 arenas, convention centres, stadiums and theatres in the Asian Pacific. Four are on behalf of the Perth Theatre Trust – Perth Concert Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre, Playhouse Theatre and Subiaco Arts Centre.

"When it comes to experience in entertainment and sports management, AEG Ogden is more than qualified to work in partnership with the State Government to deliver benefits, both financial and quality events," company chairman and CEO Harvey Lister said in a statement.