OAK VIEW GROUP
We are here to be a positive disruption to business as usual in the sports, live entertainment, and hospitality industries.
Oak View Group Divisions
We are DISRUPTORS. We believe the status quo is our adversary.
OVG’s mission is to disrupt, develop, and deliver the world’s best venues and experiences. In seven short years, we have built and opened four arenas in major markets and expanded to five offices across North America & Europe.
We CREATE the world’s best venues.
We collaborate with the artists, the promoters, the athletes and the fans who experience our venues. We were founded in 2015 by legendary sports and entertainment executives, Tim Leiweke & Irving Azoff. With this immeasurable knowledge, we have financed over $5 billion in capital currently deployed for new development projects. OVG360, launched in early 2022, manages, operates, and provides hospitality services for over 400 venues, on four different continents.
We are MOTIVATED by our passion for live sports and entertainment.
At our core, we are still fans. We are determined to provide a first-class experience for each and every person who visits our venues, from the moment they purchase a ticket, to the moment they leave our facility.
We believe in the POWER of live events.
We recognize that events have the ability to unite communities. The live sports and entertainment events within our buildings bring people together. Our venues are stewards within the cities we reside. We hire locally, we source locally.
We know the decisions we make today have a direct IMPACT on our future.
Our business is driven by sustainability, public safety, and diversity. We want to shape our future and leave it better than it was before.
Leiweke is a leader and veteran in the sports and entertainment industry with over 40 years of experience. From being one of the youngest sports executives in the history of the NBA and NHL, to becoming the CEO of AEG corporation, Tim’s trademark has been to leave each stop in his career better and significantly stronger than where he found it. He has helped create some of the world’s most iconic music festivals and has built many championship teams across the NBA, NHL, MLS, AHL, and DEL.
Azoff, a 2020 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has over 40 years of experience in music and entertainment and is widely considered to be one of the most influential people in the industry over his entire career. In 1974, Irving founded Front Line Management and began his journey to own the largest music management company in the business in Azoff Music Management.
Irving has been the exclusive manager for global acts such as the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Journey, Bon Jovi, and Van Halen and over time, has grown to include current stars like Lizzo, Travis Scott, Harry Styles, Christina Aguilera and Meghan Trainor. During his career, Irving also served as the CEO of Ticketmaster, Chairman of Live Nation, and Chairman and CEO of MSG Entertainment.
Chairman & CEO
Global Venue Development & Special Projects
Chief People & Culture Officer
Chief of Staff
Oak View Group has assembled a world class group of equity investors who believe in OVG’s bold vision for the future of sports and entertainment.
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