LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AEG, the global leader in live sports and entertainment, today announced that Sally Bae has been promoted to senior vice president of global partnerships for AEG in Las Vegas, a joint venture partner with MGM Resorts International at T -Mobile Arena and MGM Grand Garden Arena. T-Mobile Arena is the home of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights and the premier destination for the best sporting and entertainment events on the Las Vegas Strip. Bae, previously vice president of arena sales and partnership services, will continue to work from T-Mobile Arena and will report to Todd Goldstein, chief revenue officer of AEG.
As senior vice president of global partnerships, Bae will be responsible for generating revenue for T-Mobile Arena as well as the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which has hosted hundreds of high-profile events in Las Vegas since its inception. opening in 1993, including legendary concerts, championship fights and special events. In the new expanded role, her primary focus will be securing and managing high-revenue, long-term partners for the two marquee sites, including naming rights, founding partners, site partners and top inventory. range such as Bunker Suites, Loge Boxes, Terrace Tables and Club Seats. Additionally, she will manage and lead a growing sales department and executive team at T-Mobile Arena. In this expanded role, Bae will also be responsible for monitoring and evaluating sales department revenue and goals, directing budget decisions, and accessing overall team and individual team member performance. She will continue to oversee business development and growth for both properties.
“T-Mobile Arena and MGM Grand Garden Arena are two of the busiest and most exciting sports and entertainment destinations in the country. Sally’s impressive track record at both locations, combined with her expertise in developing new business and generating revenue, makes her the perfect fit for this new, expanded role,” said Todd Goldstein, Chief Revenue Officer of AEG. “She has been and will continue to be a valuable asset to the growth of our business in Las Vegas, and we look forward to continuing to serve the many fans who pass through both venues as well as our new and existing partners under her leadership.”
A seasoned sales manager, Bae brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work on behalf of T-Mobile Arena and MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bae started her career at AEG eight years ago as a second hire for T-Mobile Arena, which officially opened in 2016. She started at the Las Vegas showplace as a premium and service manager. , and was soon promoted to Vice President. , after helping to successfully sell all of the premium seating inventory for T-Mobile Arena in its first year open to the public. Since then, Bae and his team have exceeded annual budgets year after year on behalf of the award-winning arena.
Prior to joining AEG, Bae helped generate over $550 million in gross revenue over a 4-year period, culminating in the successful sale of two major luxury developments in Los Angeles. She is best known for her role in the Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA LIVE, a project that achieved a 99% higher price per square foot in the underlying downtown Los Angeles market, generating over $375 million. dollars in turnover. She was also involved in one of the largest new development projects in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles: Solair, a condominium property acquired by Starwood Capital’s residential subsidiary, ST Residential.
“I am truly grateful to work for this company and in this capacity,” Bae said. “I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities this new position presents.”
ABOUT T-MOBILE ARENA
T-Mobile Arena, the 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between Park MGM and New York-New York, opened on April 6, 2016. The arena hosts more than 100 events annually, including major entertainment, award shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena is also the home of the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League expansion team and the city’s first professional sports team, as well as the exclusive destination for the UFC in Las Vegas. The venue, named the #1 venue on Magazine Billboard‘s 2018 Arena Power List as well as “Best New Major Concert Venue” by Pollstar magazine in 2016, offers 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private boxes, comprehensive broadcast facilities and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities designed to create an unparalleled guest experience. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, includes show stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet US Green Building Council standards for LEED® Gold certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit T-MobileArena.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
The MGM Grand Garden Arena hosts premier concerts, boxing championships, and sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for up to 16,800 people with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Significant events to date have included world title fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Floyd Mayweather versus Canelo Alvarez as well as Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao; and concerts by the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert . The MGM Grand Garden Arena has also hosted annual events including the Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Latin GRAMMY Awards, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Championship and pre-season games Frozen Fury NHL hosted by the Los Angeles Kings.
Based in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the worldwide leader in live sports and entertainment. The Company operates in the following business segments: Facilities, which through its affiliation with ASM Global owns, manages or consults more than 300 leading arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performance venues worldwide; Music through AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including the production and promotion of global and regional concert tours, music and special events, and world-renowned festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival; Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like Crypto.com Arena and LA LIVE, Mercedes Platz in Berlin and The O2 in London; Sports, as the world’s largest operator of high-profile sporting events and sports franchises, including LA Galaxy, LA Kings and Eisbären Berlin; and Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and sponsorship service, including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its global venue network, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, and integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 160 million visitors annually. For more information about AEG, visit www.aegworldwide.com.
ON MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations offering best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meeting and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment, and a huge range of dining, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive and iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio includes 33 unique hotel and gaming destinations around the world, including some of the industry’s most recognizable resort brands. The Company’s 50/50 business, BetMGM, LLC, offers online sports betting and gaming in the United States through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet” philosophy, MGM Resorts is committed to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a greater difference in the lives of its employees, customers and communities where it operates. . The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud to have their company recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also contact us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.